CHOCOLATE MAPLE BARS

 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 squares (1-1/2 ounces) unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows

Directions

  • In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening, syrup and sugar. Beat in the eggs, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Remove half of the batter to another bowl.
  • Combine melted chocolate and pecans; stir into one bowl. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Add coconut to remaining batter. Spread carefully over chocolate batter. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. cool completely on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, in a small mixing bowl, cream butter. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and cocoa. Slowly add syrup, beating until smooth. Fold in marshmallows. Frost bars.

Notes

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