Friday, December 14, 2012

This = My Experience

Hi guys! 

My name is Sara and I blog over at This = My Experience.



I am super excited to share this post with you today and I have to give a hundred thanks to Tarole for giving me this opportunity!

With the Holidays quickly approaching I am completely in the Christmas mood, and for me, this means lots of different things: get out the decorations, start the holiday shopping, and start making Christmas candy!

So, Christmas goodies are the topic for today!

I love making candy and tasty treats every year at Christmas. I have several great recipes that I go back to every year, but I also try to find new and interesting things to try as well.

The other day I was scouring Pinterest (as I am prone to do), and I came across these wonderfully amazing looking cookies and decided I had to try them for myself.

Turns out...they were super easy and hella good! 
So, you should definitely give them a try.

Here we go...

First things first, this is what you will need:
  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
  • One 14 ounce can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 & 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup Holiday (or regular) chocolate chips divided into 1/2 cup portions
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (I tend to go for almonds or pecans)
  • 1 cup Holiday (or regular) M&M's divided into 1/2 cup portions
  • 1 & 1/2 cups flaked coconut

The first thing that I did was turn my oven on to 350 to preheat. While it is preheating, place your baking dish in the oven with the butter in it. The butter can melt in the pan while the oven is heating. 

While that's going on, you should start to crush your graham crackers in the food processor to make crumbs (or you can just buy crumbs).

After the butter is melted and you have pulled the pan from the oven, you will pour your graham cracker crumbs over the melted butter and press them to make a kind of crust. I just press them with the back of a large spoon. 


Then, pour the entire can of condensed milk over the crumbs.


Next, you should pour your chocolate chips and M&M's over the condensed milk.


After that comes the nuts and then the coconut flakes. 


And finally, pour on the rest of the chocolate chips and M&M's.


At this point, you should have a nice, warm oven to slide your baking pan into. Allow your dish to bake for 25-30 minutes or until it begins to brown. 

When, it comes out...it should look something like this. 


Now, make sure you give everything time to cool before cutting it and serving. 

But, once it is cool, slice it up and share! 


Well...that's it! That's how you make Christmas Cookie Bars. I hope you give them a try and love them as much as I do. 

Thanks again to Tarole for letting me guest post today. 

Stop by and visit me at This = My Experience.

Have a Merry Christmas! 

WOW those look amazing! I'm loving the Christmas treats!

Thanks so much Sara for sharing this delicious recipe with us - I am DEFINITELY going to have to try this one :) Everyone please go stop by Sara's blog and say hi for me!

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Xoxo,

7 comments:

Lindsay said...

I'm found you through the Aloha Hop
I'm going to make these treats this weekend - looks so easy and yummy!
Lindsay@
www.knowbetternow.blogspot.com

2justByou said...

Gotta love the holiday M&Ms!!! Awesome guest post. =0) I'll have to try these cookie bars...My mouth is watering because I haven't had breakfast yet!
~Kim
http://2justByou.blogspot.com

Lauren said...

Sara, these look beyond amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing!
www.girlsgonefood.com

ropcorn said...

Yum! That looks delicious. I am going to make Christmas candy tomorrow, some Swedish treats (I live in Sweden). Thank you for sharing this, make me long for tomorrow even more now. ;p

And thank you for hosting the Blog Hop! Have a great weekend!

The Cantrell's said...

This looks incredible! Definitely trying it!

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