This has long been a favorite in my family. In fact, it doesn’t feel like Christmas until my mom makes a batch! So yummy!
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 pkg (1/3 of a box) graham crackers
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup coconut
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (325 for glass dish).
In 13 x19 inch baking pan, melt butter in oven. (I do this as the oven is preheating b/c I’m impatient)
Crush graham crackers; sprinkle crumbs into melted butter, press.
Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb crust.
Sprinkle chocolate chips, then coconut, then nuts; press down firmly.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly toasted brown. Let cool.
Cut into bars. Store loosely covered at room temp.
P.S. I plan on trying to make these this year with parchment paper lining the pan. They tend to stick to the corners and sides pretty well without a lot of cooking spray, butter, or parchment paper. Plus, I’ve heard it’s easier to remove from the pan and cut into bars with the paper.