As I was making these bars I started admiring my fingernails. The red made everything I was doing better. Like chopping the pecans.
Smushing the graham crackers (who needs a rolling pin? I don't!)
Aren't these pictures more festive with that splash of color?!!! Ok...whatever. It's been a long time since I got a mani-pedi. I was super excited. Leave me be in my enjoyment. (And make these bars to get into the holiday mood too and bring some enjoyment to yourself and those around you. *No painting of nails required.)
Holiday Bars (Please note: the pictures are of a half recipe. This is the full recipe.)
1/2 C margarine
1 1/2 C graham cracker crumbs
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 6-oz pkg chocolate chips
1 1/2 C shredded coconut
1 C chopped nuts (Erika's Extra: I always use pecans)
In 13 by 9 inch pan, melt margarine. Remove from heat. Sprinkle crumbs over margarine. Pour milk evenly over crumbs. Top with chocolate chips, coconut, and nuts; press down gently. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and cut into 3 by 1 1/2 inch squares.
Erika's Extra: On one half, sprinkle the nuts and keep the other half nutless (for those who don't like nuts.)(Is nutless a word? Oh my....)
Bake well and prosper!