These cookie bars are great because they don't require any baking at all. Yay for no-bake cookies!
There are 3 different layers to these cookies, this is what you need to make the 1st Layer:
-1/2 cup Butter
-1/4 cup Sugar
-1/3 cup Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
-1 tsp Vanilla
-2 cups of Graham Cracker Crumbs
-1 cup Flaked Coconut
-1/2 cup of chopped Walnuts or Pecans
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together until combined.
Press firmly into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan.
Put in the fridge to chill while you make the 2nd layer.
Here is what you are going to need for the 2nd Layer:
-6 tbsp softened Butter
-3 tbsp Vanilla Pudding Mix
-4-1/2 tbsp Milk
-3 cups Powdered Sugar
In a bowl, cream the butter with an electric mixture.
In another small bowl, combine the powdered sugar with the pudding mix, stir to combine.
Then add 1 tbsp of Milk to the bowl of butter and add 1/4 of the powdered sugar mixture while mixing with the electric mixer. Alternate adding milk and powdered sugar until you have used all the powdered sugar mixture and the 4-1/2 tbsp of milk. Mix with the electric mixer until it's smooth with no lumps.
Lumps = Bad
Smooth = Good
Spread as smoothly and evenly as possible on top of the first layer.
Put in the fridge to chill while making the 3rd layer...you are almost there!
Weird lighting change from this picture and the previous one!
The cream went from white to yellow?!?
-4 oz German Sweetened Baking Chocolate (found at any grocery store!)
-1 tbsp of Shortening
Over low heat, melt the German Chocolate. Add the shortening and mix it in until just melted.
*Spread the 3rd layer as quickly as possible. The chocolate hardens very quickly!*
Place the baking dish back into the fridge to chill for 1 to 2 hours.
Cut the cookies into domino sized rectangles and keep them in the fridge until you are about to serve/eat them!
The cookies are actually suppose to be smaller than this, think dominos! But I was excited and wanted bigger pieces!