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Chocolate Bars

As you know from previous newsletters, we love any excuse to have a party and eat. Normally we start having a monthly potluck in September, but we just couldn’t wait! Duane (Office Manager) and Tammy (Shipping) grilled hamburgers, brats, and hot dogs. The rest of us brought all sorts of goodies. Garnet brought one of the desserts . YMM!! Here is her recipe…

Chocolate Bars

Grease a 9" x 13" pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.


  • 1 c. shortening (can use margarine)
  • 5 T cocoa
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. flour
  • 3 eggs

  • 1 3/4 c. flaked coconut
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

Cream shortening, sugar, cocoa and add eggs one at a time, then add the flour. Put in greased pan and bake 20-25 minutes. While the bottom layer is baking, mix the sweetened condensed milk and coconut. Drop by spoon over the hot cake and spread. Bake another 10-15 minutes.


  • 1 T butter
  • 1 square chocolate
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 2 c powdered sugar (or more)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan and heat until chocolate is melted. Spread on cooled bars.

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