What do you do with a batch of “Mounds” candy gone wrong?
Well, you make Coconut Bars, of course! Last year, shortly before Christmas, I made a batch of “Mounds” candy for my husband, and they turned out really well. So, I wanted to recreate them. Trouble is, when I saved the recipe, I had saved it with a typo and instead of adding 1/4 cup butter or margarine, I added 1 WHOLE cup of butter.
The funny thing is, I didn’t even realize my mistake until after I had already taken the time to spread the mixture and freeze it. Now the first time I made the candies, I had painstakingly rolled the little buggers out and shaped them. This time I thought, to save myself some time, I would just spread it on a parchment lined cookie sheet and freeze it, then cut it.
After cutting it, I ended up with this…
No problem, right?
Until you try to dip them in melted chocolate, that is. Talk about a gooey mess!
As you can see, I had quite a bit of candy mixture, and I didn’t want to just throw it out. THAT would be a waste of money! So, I debated and pondered, and debated some more. Then I thought, why not make Coconut Bars instead? So, I made a graham crust…
Yep, that is more melted butter you see there. Once I had the graham crust mixture ready, I spread it in my Zenker pan…
(which I got from CSN Stores Bakeware)…
and baked it for a few minutes. Then I poured the now warmed up coconut goo over the top and baked that.
Then I poured a bag of chocolate morsels on top, because hey, it’s not worth eating if it doesn’t have chocolate, right?
The Zenker pan was wonderful to use. It baked evenly, and washed easily. Although, I must say that I couldn’t figure out from the product labeling whether or not it was dishwasher safe, so I hand washed it.
What do you do with recipes gone wrong?
I received the aforementioned complimentary product(s) to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions express are 100% my own and are based on my own experience. Your experience may differ.