This bar cookie recipe features a cooked spicy frosting that's so full of coconut and pecans that a small piece will satisfy.

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Ingredients

Batter:

Frosting:

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350° F. Coat 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

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Batter:

  • In large bowl, mix together cake mix, butter, egg and milk. Beat until thick but smooth, 2 minutes. Spread in prepared pan.

  • Bake in 350°F oven until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack.

Frosting:

  • Meanwhile, in medium-size saucepan, stir together sugar, evaporated milk, butter and egg yolks. Bring to simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly; simmer, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut, pecans, cinnamon and cloves.

  • Pour frosting over lightly cooled bar; smooth frosting to edges of pan. Let cool completely, about 2 hours. Cut into 36 bars and serve immediately. Or store bars in airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

267 calories; 17 g total fat; 67 mg cholesterol; 158 mg sodium. 27 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein;

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