Chocolate Goody Bars By Freda

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: 36 bars
Prep Time:
Cook Time:


1 Cup water
1/2 Cup butter or margarine
1/2 Cups oil
2 Cups all purpose flour
1 3/4 Cups sugar
5 TBS hersheys baking cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 Cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 Cup butter or margarine
5 tsp baking cocoa
1/3 Cup milk
2 1/2 Cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 Cup crushed toasted almonds
1 Cup toasted coconut

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Member Since Jun 2010
FREDA's notes for this recipe:
Made in a Cookie Sheet, these make enough for a Crowd, 36 bars. Chocolate bars topped with Chocolate, toasted almonds and toasted Coconut. . . make these a definate Crowd pleaser.
Great for Lunch Boxes, Picnics or Potlucks also.

Note: photo is without Coconut on top, Its a personal Preference, I like the Additional Nuts and Coconut on top.
Make it Your Way...

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1. In Small pan, Bring water, Butter and oil to Boil. mixing bowl, ( Not Plastic) mix dry ingredients; flour, sugar, cocoa, and soda.
3. Stir in "HOT LIQUIDS" above, until the sides let go of the Bowl.
4. Stir in Buttermilk, & vanilla, then Beat in the Eggs well.
5. Pour Batter into Greased Cookie Sheet (11 X 17) with 1" sides
6. Bake @ 350 for 20*25 min. toothpick will come out Clean when tested.
Make Frosting while Bars are Baking.
Frost while HOT
Toast Coconut and Almonds, and have setting aside and ready.
1. Bring Butter, Cocoa & milk to Boil, remove from heat.

2. Stir in Sifted Powdered Sugar & crushed toasted almonds.
3. Spread on cake While still warm.

4. "Sprinkle fast with Toasted Coconut" over top of the Frosting, before it cools.
NOTE: You can add more toasted Almonds or Pecans also if Desired.

5. Let bars cool before Cutting into 36 bars
Cut 6 X 6 to make your 36 Chocolate Bars.

These FREEZE well if You have No crowd to feed.

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user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Jul 9, 2012
oooh yuuummmmm
user gaynel mohler gaynel - Jul 9, 2012
these will be in my snack jar before the week is up. ( or should I say microwave snack cupboard) My microwave stopped working so I store the men's snacks in it LOL
user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Jul 9, 2012
hahaha...Gaynel, are you hiding them =;D.
My microwave we'd had for 20 yrs finally died and I just went to Wally World and bought one of those $40.00 works great, has a turn table too.
My "big expensive" one I bought way back in the day didn't even have a turntable. They used to be prety costly/pricy I think....they've come down considerably and it's enough 'power' for what I use it for.
user gaynel mohler gaynel - Jul 9, 2012
yes I need to replace, never think of it when I'mout shopping. Mine was almost 300 bucks and only lasted 7 yrs, so I'm going el cheapo this time.
user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Jul 9, 2012
Best way to go....I figured if it didn't last long, I wasn't throwing away much and just buy another el cheapo.
BUT...this el cheapo one has lasted for almost 10 years now. Certainly got our $40.00 worth out of it.

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