While we were visiting my aunt in California, she requested I make these delicious bars. The last time I made these for her was in high school, and it was Christmastime. I couldn't believe she remembered this treat from all those years ago. Either way, they're super easy to make even if they are comprised of only sugar. Stay tuned for a vegan, healthier version that's even better than these!
We're winding down to our two last weeks of working at Maison Chance. Our projects are about completed, and I"m looking forward to some beach time. Like literally just staying in the ocean all day. In two weeks, my good friend Cate will be here. We're spending the week exploring Saigon with her. On the day after my birthday, we're headed to Bali. Then after that, probably Thailand though we haven't booked our flight yet. Then home!!! Time flies.
I really thought we would be ready to come home by now, but honestly we're not missing the cold one bit. Our life rules here. We get fresh pain au chocolat (French style) from the bakery at Maison Chance in the morning, work, lunch+ coffee+ smoothies with our coworkers at our favorite coffee shop, take a nap, eat snack together, work a little more, and then the rest of the day is spent finding dinner. We have dinner with our fellow volunteers here or we go out and explore by ourselves on the bike. Sometimes we go to my cousin's cafe where she stuffs us with delicious Vietnamese food. We've even found a great sushi and ramen place. Every day has truly been an adventure and we don't want it to end.
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 -14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or even better, dark chocolate chips)
2/3 cup butterscotch chips
1 1/3 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. Combine the crumbs and butter in a small bowl with a fork. Press firmly into prepared pan.
Sprinkle the chips and pecans over the crumbs. Then evenly distribute the shredded coconut. Pour the sweetened condensed milk all over the bars.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack. Using a wet knife, slice into squares or triangles. I prefer really little bars since these are very, very sweet.