Sweetheart Layer Bars

Sweetheart Layer Bars


Adapted from Hershey



1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, divided

1-1/2 cups finely crushed unsalted thin pretzels or pretzel sticks

1 cup HERSHEY’S MINI KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates

1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)

3/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa

2 cups MOUNDS Sweetened Coconut Flakes, tinted pink*




1. Heat oven to 350°F.


2. Put 3/4 cup butter in 13x9x2-inch baking pan; place in oven just until butter melts. Remove from oven. Stir in crushed pretzels; press evenly into bottom of pan. Sprinkle chocolates over pretzel layer.


3. Place sweetened condensed milk, cocoa and remaining 1/4 cup butter in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until mixture is melted and smooth when stirred; carefully pour over pretzel layer in pan. Top with coconut; press firmly down onto chocolate layer.


4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into heart-shaped pieces with cookie cutters or cut into bars. About 36 bars.


* PINK COCONUT: Place 1 teaspoon water and 1/2 teaspoon red food color in small bowl; stir in 2 cups MOUNDS Sweetened Coconut Flakes. With fork, toss until evenly coated. Use immediately.


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