Friday, December 6, 2013

Mounds Bars


Mounds or Almond Joy?  

Hubs likes dark chocolate so he prefers Mounds. I love nuts so I prefer Almond Joy. 



These are kinda the best of both worlds. No almonds but there are ground pecans in there.  Hiding, but they are in there. 



Smothered in dark chocolate.  Yup, best of both worlds.  

Dark chocolate AND nuts. 



Seriously good stuff. They don't last long, trust me. 




Mounds Bars Recipe

3 cups finely chopped pecans
1 lb. sweetened coconut
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Dark chocolate chips, about 12 oz.

Mix everything in a big bowl.  Form into logs, I got 4 logs. Wrap the coconut logs in wax paper and freeze for 30 minutes to an hour.  These actually last in the freezer for a long time if you happen to only make 3 logs worth of Mounds Bars and forget about the 4th one for about 6 months and then open the freezer to a nice surprise.  Ahem. 

Melt dark chocolate. Cut coconut logs into chunks, not to thin.  They are pretty easy to cut with a big knife. Dip the coconut chunks into the chocolate until coated, place on wax or parchment paper.  We used some handy dandy plastic dipping tools but a couple of forks work just fine. Cool completely and devour.  



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