Almond Coconut Candy Bars

Makes 32-ish Bars
Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens 

2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 18 large rectangles)
1 1/2 cups whole almonds, lightly toasted
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
pinch of salt
2/3 cups (roughly 11 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
1 14 ounce package of sweetened, flaked coconut
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk 
18 ounces dark chocolate

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup of the toasted almonds, brown sugar and salt in a food processor until a fine crumb. Add the melted butter. Mix until fully combined. Press the mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden on the edges and top. Allow to cool. 

Combine the coconut and sweetened condensed milk in a medium bowl. Spread the coconut mixture over the top of the crust very gently (so as not to pull away the top of the crust). Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of whole almonds (you may not use them all) evenly over the top of the crust, pressing them lightly into the coconut. Bake for 10 minutes or until top appears firmer.

Melt the dark chocolate in a heat-proof bowl in the microwave on 30 second bursts, stirring between cooking, until almost melted. Be careful not to overcook and burn the chocolate. As you stir the chocolate will melt further so take note...Spread the melted chocolate evenly over the top of the baked coconut and almonds. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack of chill in the fridge until the chocolate is set. Cut into bars and serve.

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