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Chocolate Seven Layer Bars

Chocolate Seven Layer Bars

Skill Level: Beginner

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups finely crushed thin pretzels or pretzel sticks
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
  • 1 package (4 oz.) HERSHEY'S Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into pieces
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup MOUNDS Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 package (4 oz.) HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Combine pretzels and melted butter in small bowl; press evenly into bottom of ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

  2. Place sweetened condensed milk and unsweetened chocolate in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until mixture is melted and smooth when stirred. Carefully spread over pretzel layer in pan. Top with marshmallows, coconut and pecans; press firmly down onto chocolate layer.

  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned; cool completely in pan on wire rack.

  4. Melt semi-sweet chocolate and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute or until melted when stirred; drizzle over entire top. Refrigerate 15 minutes or until glaze is set. Cut into bars. Makes about 24 bars.

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