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MINI KISSES Coconut Macaroon Bars Recipe

MINI KISSES Coconut Macaroon Bars

Ingredients

  • 3-3/4 cups MOUNDS Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-3/4 cups (10-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S MINI KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 9-inch square baking pan.

  2. Stir together coconut, sugar, flour and salt in large bowl. Add egg whites, egg and almond extract; stir until well blended. Stir in chocolates. Spread mixture in prepared pan, covering all chocolate pieces with coconut mixture.

  3. Bake 35 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven to wire rack. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cover with foil; allow to stand at room temperature about 8 hours or overnight. Cut into bars. Makes 16 bars.

    VARIATION: Omit chocolate pieces in batter. Immediately after removing pan from oven, place desired number of chocolates on top, pressing down lightly. Cool completely. Cut into bars.