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Costa Rican Coconut Squares

Contributed by: Chris WebAdmin. of RecipesNow.com

Rich with the intense flavor of winter dried fruits, these chewy squares mix together in minutes. Use your favorite nuts or seeds such as sunflower seeds.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flaked coconut 750 mL
  • 1 cup toasted corn flake cereal 250 mL
  • 1 cup mixed nuts 250 mL
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates 125 mL
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots 125 mL
  • 1 tsp finely grated orange rind 5 mL
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 175 mL
  • 2 tbsp Nescafé® Costa Rican Blend Instant Coffee granules 25 mL
  • 2 tsp hot water 10 mL
  • can (300 mL) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)

Directions:

Line 9-inch (2.5 L) square cake pan with foil; grease and set aside.

In bowl, combine coconut, cereal, nuts, dates, apricots and orange rind. Mix in flour thoroughly. Dissolve coffee granules in water; stir into coconut mixture along with condensed milk. Spread evenly in prepared pan.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until set. Let cool slightly. Cut into squares.

Serving Size: Makes 80 squares.

Nutritional Information: Per square: 50 Calories, 1 g Protein, 2 g Fat, 7 g Carbohydrate


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