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Friday, January 23, 2015

Caramel Coconut Squares

1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 Cups Unbleached Flour
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 Egg
1 T. Vanilla
12 Caramels, Unwrapped
1/4 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Sweetened Flaked Coconut

Preheat oven to 350
Use an ungreased 9 x 9 baking pan

Slice butter into baking pan and set in oven to melt, about 3 minutes.
Stir sugar into butter.  Let cool for 5 minutes.
Dump flour, baking powder, & baking soda into pan.  Stir to combine.
Make a well in the center.  Add egg and vanilla;  stir everything together, scraping down sides.  Press mixture into pan.
Cut caramels into small pieces and scatter over dough.  Sprinkle with chocolate chips and coconut on top.

Bake it 12 to 16 minutes or until crust and coconut are golden brown.  Cool slightly before cutting into squares.

Serve it warm and drizzle pieces with caramel topping if desired.

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