Almond Coconut Bars

1 ½ c. graham cracker crumbs
½ c. butter, melted
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 pkg. (7 oz.) flaked coconut
2 c. (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
½ c. peanut butter
24 whole almonds

In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press into an ungreased 13x9x2″ baking pan. Combine milk and coconut; carefully spread over crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Microwave 30-60 seconds longer or until chips are melted; stir until smooth. Spread over warm bars. Garnish with almonds; refrigerate for 1 hour before cutting. Makes 2 dozen.

Louise Clatterbuck
Front Royal