Imagine how excited I was when I found cajeta at Wegmans!
Crumbled graham cracker layer.
Chocolate chip layer.
Shredded coconut, yummm.
Chopped pecans with a sprinkling of cinnamon.
Emptied cans of cajeta and condensed milk!
Melted cajeta milk mixture over layers of sweetness.
Hello Dolly Bars
1/2 cup of butter
2 cups crushed graham crackers
2 cups chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
2 tsp cinnamon
1 13.4 ounce can Mexican cajeta
1 14 ounce can condensed milk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Pour melted butter into a flat pan. Crush graham crackers with fingers until they resemble a coarse corn meal. Toss graham cracker crumbs into pan, and mix well with melted butter to form a crust. Layer the chocolate chips, coconut, pecans, and cinnamon over graham cracker crust. Melt cajeta and condensed milk over medium heat until fully incorporated and smooth. Pour cajeta-milk mixture over the top of prepared bar. Bake in oven for 25 to 30 minutes, top should be light brown. Let cool in pan for at least half an hour, cut into bars and serve. (Adapted from Homesick Texan).
The calories of these home baked goodies are over and beyond the cap, but once in awhile, we must all indulge. And you wonder why everything is bigger in Texas...