Monday, October 15, 2012

thank you, people who come up with these holidays

over the weekend i learned sunday was national dessert day!
soo. it just felt sort of necessary to celebrate the occasion
and that's exactly what we did
with a liiiiittle late night baking of
chocolate chip coconut walnut bars to ring it in actually

and a taste testing of course
and a little more taste testing that afternoon and evening
...for celebration purposes

 not sure who creates these little 'holidays'
but i'm really pretty happy they exist
and for austin
because he is usually the one i pawn sweets like these off on
and to take home and forever leave my kitchen
... until the next time


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2 cups brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

1.  preheat oven to 350, grease a 9x13 baking pan 
2.  in large bowl, combine shortening, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Slowly blend in flour, baking powder and salt. mix until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut. Spread mixture into pan 
3.  bake 20 to 25 minutes


kari Hill said...

How did I not know about this?
These look so yummy, can't wait
to make them!


KatyK said... was I not aware of national dessert day...Marking my calendar for next year!

Danielle Carroll said...

Can't believe I didn't know about national dessert day!! That's my new favorite day! And those bars look delicious!

Helene said...

These look so good! I fully endorse people that come up with holidays. Such as national margarita day?! Yes please!
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jackie said...

oh yumm. these look super delicious. woo for awesome holidays like dessert day!

Michelle said...

I've never even heard of this!

Megan Wait said...

Those look so delicious!

Sarah Burton said...

Can't believe I didn't know about this holiday! I may just have to make up for it tonight...

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

OMG! That looks so good! I hope you don't mind if I pin this to my Pinterest board. hehehe.