Can we have a heart to heart? Please! Good. Thanks! It’s about this recipe.
Happy Accidents should be the name of these Coconut Milk Bars.
You see, it all started out so beautiful and promising – with sugar and butter and coconut, I was on my way to making what would have been the sweetest, silkiest coconut truffles. I had a couple of hours to myself thus I thought I should use up that time and experiment in the kitchen.
Half way through my experimentation, I knew I was not going to see the results that I wanted. Eh, I thought, let’s just keep going. And going, and going, and… I kept whisking, and whisking some more, but I could not get the milk mixture to solidify. Seriously! I was not prepared for this! Argh!
I walked away from the kitchen for about 20 minutes – had to take care of my Pinterest fix – and when I came back, a remedy for my failed attempt came to mind. If you can’t roll it, spread it! Ahem… I’m talking about the milk mixture.
And just like that these super-sweet Coconut Milk Bars were born.
Here is how it goes it: You make a simple syrup, boil it, and let it boil – for.like.everrrr. – and then you dump a stick of butter in there. You melt the butter and whisk in powdered milk. You continue to whisk until your arm falls off. Then you spread that over this amazing brown butter crust, dress it up with lots of shredded coconut, and bam! Coconut Milk Bars in your hand. Happy Accidents.
Thanks for listening.
By the way, did you need a use for that huge jug of powdered milk? Cause if you did, this is where you should use it. Totally.