- 1 lb walnuts, divided
- 3/4 c. plus 1 tsp. butter
- 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 6 c. powdered sugar
- 20 oz flaked sweetened coconut
- 2 c. chocolate chips
- Chop half the walnuts and finely grind the other half.
- Coat a 13×9-inch glass baking dish with 1 teaspoon butter.
- Melt remaining butter in a medium-sized sauce pan and add sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and salt until blended.
- Transfer to a mixing bowl and add powdered sugar. Beat until any lumps are gone. Add coconut and ground walnuts and incorporate ingredients. Transfer half the mixture to the prepared pan.
- Sprinkle with half the chocolate chips and walnuts. Top with remaining coconut mixture. Top with remaining chocolate chips and walnuts and then pat down. Let cool. Cut into one-inch squares and refrigerate.
This is an Amish recipe Grandma Mo clipped from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. I made this recipe because I had all the ingredients on hand and I thought it was going to be something completely different. I only glanced at the directions. If I’d scrutinized them I would have realized I was making fudge. (I was hoping for a coconut bar dessert.)
This “candy” as the recipe describes, is sickly sweet. I doubt I’d make it again. Though I believe I only loosely followed the directions. It’s possible I may have accidentally slipped an extra cup of powdered sugar in and there may be more or less coconut than what was called for. I didn’t measure. I just dumped all the coconut I had in the house into the mixing bowl.
Mom says it tastes good when frozen (or chilled).