Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Coconut Chocolate Caramel Candy Chunks

Now thats a very good title,right?The candy is also as much tasty.I wanted to make good use of my caramel sauce and was digging for a recipe and came across this in a flour website.Also I wanted a change from the appetizer recipes that I was posting :D. I have not added coconut in any sweet baked dishes and wanted to try out how this will turn out.The recipe had a single egg which I replaced with flax seed and without any other adjustments I created this tasty candy chunks.You can also call them brownies/bars/ squares,but looking at the ingredients -almost all starting with 'C' and the way I cut them, I thought chunks would be better.The recipe actually called them candy bars.

Ingredients:

Crust:
All purpose flour: 1& 1/4 cup
Toasted Sweet Coconut: 1 &1/2 cups
Brown Sugar: 1& 1/2 cup
Unsalted Butter: 1 stick softened
Baking Powder: 1/2 tsp
Vanila extract: 2 tsp
Flax seed: 1 tbsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp

Topping:
Chocolate chips: 2-3 handfuls +more as per taste
Toasted Sweet Coconut flakes: 1/2 cup or handfuls

CaramelSauce or 1/2 cup or more caramel candies melted in the microwave.

Preparation:

You can use store bought sweetened toasted coconut flakes or microwave the coconut flakes mixed with sugar and spread on a microwaveable plate,starting with 30 seconds till they are lightly browned.This can also be done stove top.Also I wanted a white contrast to the brown candy,so the coconut for the topping was only lightly toasted-just till dry.Grind to a creamy paste,1 tbsp flaxseed with 3 tbsp of water.This is to replace the single egg.In a bowl mix together flour,toasted sweet coconut,baking powder and salt.

In a big bowl,cream together softened butter,brown sugar,vanilla and creamy flax seed paste.Then blend in batches the flour-coconut mixture until combined.Pour the crumbly dough into a lightly greased baking dish-here it would be better if you could use a 11x11'' square baking dish.I used a 9" diameter pie pan as I wanted the dish in chunks .With the former,the crust will be bit thinner.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350F for 30-32 minutes.Remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips.Within seconds the chips will start melting.With the back of a spoon,spread it evenly atop the bar.Top this with half of the remaining coconut.

If you are using caramel candies,melt them in the microwave,until it becomes pourable.I used caramel sauce that I had made earlier and simply warmed it in the microwave.Drizzle the caramel evenly on top of the dish.Top this with remaining coconut.

Loosen the edges with a knife if needed and cool completely and cut into bars while serving.



The pictures were taken in a hurry and may not be appealing to all eyes.But chunks/bars were very delicious.Coconut added a crunch to it and it was cakey inside and not hard to bite.You can even add white chocolate instead of dark ones.

A warm plate of heavenly chunks goes to
Aparna's Sweet Bites
Mansi's Vegetarian Thanksgiving Event as a dessert
Madhuram's Egg Replacement Event:Flax seed
Kim's Nourishing Holiday Food Carnival as a dessert

Gorging on this heavenly dessert on Recipe Marathon Day #12,lets see what others have put forth:
1) DK 2) Siri 3) Srivalli 4) Ranji 5)PJ 6)Medha 7)Priya 8)Bhawna 9)Raaji 10)Ruchii 11)Anu 12)Kamala 13)Roopa 14)Divya Kudua 15)Rekha 16)Divya M 17)Lakshmi 18)Raaga 19)LakshmiVenkatesh 20) Sripriya 21)Viji 22)Kamalika 23)Pavani



Enjoy the chunks,because from tomorrow,from here you will be getting only dips and soups till I get exhausted cooking them. :D

27 Comments:

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Wow! looks yummy. Will satisfy all the sweet tooth like mine.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Iam hungry........ Looks yummy.

Priya said...

Candy chunks looks yummy..am drooling over the candies...lovely entry..

Usha said...

Looks fantastic :-)

Aparna said...

Coconut, caramel and chocolate. Greta combination, and the bars in your picture look pretty good.
Thanks for celebrating with me.

Cham said...

Very rhyming title CL, all the goodness in square shape :)

raaji said...

oooo.chunky choco with coconut.hmm so many tastes in single bite

Madhu said...

Nice combo, looks yummy.

Mansi said...

that's a lovely combo girl! making me hungry early in the morning!!:) thanks for a great entry to my event!:)

Yasmeen said...

Candy chunks look very appealing and tempting ,chocolate with coconut and caramel is an exotic combo:)

DEESHA said...

this is really delish

Bhawana said...

yuuuuuuummmy candy chunks :). looing tempting.

Medhaa said...

I want some now they look so delicious

Sireesha said...

Deeeeeeeeeelicious candy chunks looks tempting...

kamala said...

The C's look so delicious ...Nice entry

Snooky doodle said...

wow these look good :)

Madhuram said...

Using flax seed meal for a candy recipe is definitely interesting. It looks very mouth watering Sweatha. Thanks for the entry. I'll get back to you reg. the size of the picture.

Vibaas said...

Looks so yummy.

anudivya said...

All the five C's are amazing. I like each one of them, and putting them together just makes them more appetizing.

Pearlsofeast said...

The chunks sounds heavnly and flax seeds is a nice idea

Andhra Flavors said...

Hey your all "C" chunks looks delicious.

karuna said...

first time on ure blog. loved all ure recipes. and ya anything chocolate looks good. the candys chunks look yummy.

G.Pavani said...

looks cute n yummy n mouthwatering...

SriLekha said...

Join in the Sweet Event going in my blog!
http://srishkitchen.blogspot.com/2008/11/efm-event-for-month-november-with-theme.html

lakshmi said...

i'd probably add a whole banana to this and adjust the moisture - drooling at the mere thought - imagine banana cake with toasted coconut chunks! YUM!

Divya Kudua said...

I love the name..with so many C's and one more C-Calorie..but who cares..I would close my eyes and devour it!!

Jessica said...

Oooo, you have definately come to my rescue. After 4 weeks of 6 Apple/Walnut Cakes and 4 Pumpkin cheesecakes (all topped with caramel sauce) has left me with extra caramel sauce on hand. I also have toasted coconut leftover from a Sunday School craft/treat for the preschoolers...this will be perfect to take to Bible Study tonight. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! God bless.

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