Pecan Joy Candy Bars

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Try this Pecan Joy Candy Bars recipe and enjoy the combination of sweet chew and crunch that comes with it. This candy bar recipe is not difficult, but you may or may not want to have some handy kitchen helpers when you make it. That is only because it is a little tricky in terms of the step in the Pecan joy candy bars recipe where you have to press the coconut in to shape and cut it and then dip it in to the melted chocolate. These steps in the candy bars recipe may need to be done with an adult’s hand or at least an advanced baker (if you have one in the household) and let the little ones watch (with a little bag of sweetened coconut to munch on while they do). When I was growing up, my older sister would bake, with such practiced and skilled hands that I thought I would never catch up. She could roll dough and make cookies like no one else in the world, I used to think, except perhaps my mother who was crazy good.

This pecan joy candy bars recipe is a fabulous blend of sweetened coconut (with loads of sugar added in to it, of course!) covered in chocolate (make it as dark as possible, and consider a seventy percent minimum in the cocoa) and then pressed with one half of a pecan nut. What a delicious combination. The little hands might be able to do the pressing of the pecan in to the top of the finished joy bar. And they will love to help out in the process. Certainly when I was a kid, even if it was just fetching ingredients for my sister or my mother, I always loved to do something that made me feel like I was contributing to the process. You can easily substitute natural unsweetened coconut in this recipe and it will still be plenty sweet enough.

This joy bars recipe is quick and easy for an experienced baker to make, and will result in a delicious candy bar that is far more tasty than anything you could buy at the grocery store. As well, you will know exactly what the ingredients are that have gone in to making this yummy treat. And that is always good to know, and can make you feel much better about the sweets you are serving to the kids. The pecans are a terrific addition to this sweet treat for a few different reasons. First, pecans just taste fabulous, of course. As well, though, they add great texture to the already interesting texture of the coconut. They also complement the sweetness of the coconut, but also contrast against it, so make it even more interesting a chew than before. Enjoy this Pecan Joy Candy Bars recipe soon and thank you to Sprinkle Bakes for this very appealing recipe.

Nutrition Facts for: Pecan Joy Candy Bars From Sprinkle Bakes
Ingredients: Sweetened flake coconut, confectioners' sugar, pecans, sweetened condensed milk, semisweet chocolate chips, vegetable shortening.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 26 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 404, Calories from Fat 215, Total Fat 23.9g 37%, Saturated Fat 12.8g 64%, Cholesterol 11mg 4%, Sodium 44mg 2%, Potassium 257mg 7%, Carbohydrates 45.3g 15%, Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%, Sugars 40.3g, Protein 4.9g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 3%, Calcium 10%, Iron 18%

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