These bars are easy to make, chewy and delicious. They are almost too rich to be a cookie.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
48 bars
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan with aluminum foil.

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  • Arrange graham crackers to cover the bottom of the prepared pan. In a small saucepan, combine the butter and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until smooth. remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Sprinkle the marshmallows over the graham cracker crust. Pour the butter mixture evenly over the graham crackers and marshmallows. Sprinkle the coconut and almonds evenly over the marshmallows.

  • Bake for 14 minutes in the preheated oven, until coconut and almonds are toasted. Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting into triangles. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

114 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 10.4g; fat 7.9g; cholesterol 7.6mg; sodium 52.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (46)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2006
This is an easy, chewy and delicious cookie! However, I did have to make a couple of adjustments to the amount of ingredients for my cookies to hold together well. I doubled the amount of marshmallows from 2 cups to 4 cups and I also cut the almonds in half from 2 cups to 1 cup. When I first tried it with 2 cups of almonds, there were so much almonds that weren't being held together by the gooey part of the cookie and they just sat on top or fell off. These adjustments have fixed the problem and they now hold together beautifully. I was also told by a friend that the chocolate graham crackers work the best and so when I went to the store, all they had were the chocolate graham cracker snack sticks which I thought was worth a try. Be warned- this was a really bad idea since they weren't wide and flat enough to be a good base for this cookie. Also, I tried using wax paper instead of the aluminum foil which also didn't fare too well. The foil with plenty of Pam really worked the best. I also added a teaspoon of cinnamon to the melted butter and brown sugar mixture (as I had seen in another Caramel Heavenlies recipe) which made it even more delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/27/2009
I followed all the directions but it just wasnt a very pretty desert. Read More
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53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2006
This is an easy, chewy and delicious cookie! However, I did have to make a couple of adjustments to the amount of ingredients for my cookies to hold together well. I doubled the amount of marshmallows from 2 cups to 4 cups and I also cut the almonds in half from 2 cups to 1 cup. When I first tried it with 2 cups of almonds, there were so much almonds that weren't being held together by the gooey part of the cookie and they just sat on top or fell off. These adjustments have fixed the problem and they now hold together beautifully. I was also told by a friend that the chocolate graham crackers work the best and so when I went to the store, all they had were the chocolate graham cracker snack sticks which I thought was worth a try. Be warned- this was a really bad idea since they weren't wide and flat enough to be a good base for this cookie. Also, I tried using wax paper instead of the aluminum foil which also didn't fare too well. The foil with plenty of Pam really worked the best. I also added a teaspoon of cinnamon to the melted butter and brown sugar mixture (as I had seen in another Caramel Heavenlies recipe) which made it even more delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2007
I've tried several different recipes to use up graham crackers that had been around a while at my job. This one is the best! Everyone loves it and those that bake always ask for the recipe. I increased the marshmallows to 4 cups and the brown sugar and butter to 1 cup. Once out of the oven I use an icing spreader to combine the melted marshmallows with the almonds and coconut otherwise I've found they fall off the cookie. I bet it would be very good with pecans too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
I make these at Christmas time to give as gifts along with other goodies. My whole family loves them and they are devoured within minutes. My only tip is that spraying the foil with a non-stick spray before putting the graham crackers on helps keep everything from sticking when you try and cut them up. The syrupy mixture you put over the graham's can make a bit of a mess if you don't use the spray. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2007
I love these...they're sooooo good! I made them a long time ago and then lost the recipe. They're a cinch to make but very sticky. This time I had the benefit of the review posts to learn that you MUST thoroughly coat the foil-lined pan with non-stick spray. It makes a world of difference!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2008
mmmm i love these! i use this recipe all the time with different variations as well. the most popular so far has been the addition of peanut butter chips with the marshmallows and the substitution of dry roasted peanuts for the almonds:) i always use a full cup of butter and brown sugar for the caramel because we are caramel nuts in this house! these are so delicious and easy. i sent them to work with my husband and everyone that baked asked for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2009
These are so easy to make. I follow the recipe until I get to the coconut and the almonds. I just eyeball until covered sufficiently. I've made this the last two Christmas's and my guests think they are truly "heavenly". Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2008
These were very sweet but not in a bad way. I would call these a candy. One must spray the foil or you won't be able to get these off of the foil. I found these to gooey and sticky to cut I broke into random pieces. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2006
Everyone loved these. I used melted caramel candies instead of butter and sugar and these tasted amazing. I have a bag of them in the freezer now to top ice cream or just snack on when guests pop by. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
This was amazing! I used a regular baking dish and no foil. I sprinkled chocolate chips before I topped with coconut. This taste just like a samoa girl scout cookie BUT even better!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/27/2009
I followed all the directions but it just wasnt a very pretty desert. Read More
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