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“Farasha’s Guilty Pleasure”

18 Nov

Magic Cookie Bars


Farasha means Butterfly in Arabic and is also the nickname of one of my dearest friends. Like a butterfly, she is very delicate, very beautiful – extremely attractive to the eye (any guy will agree and any girl will envy!). In other words, yes, she is a skinny bitch. So when you have her over and see her DEVOURING something sweet you know you hit the jackpot. That’s why this isn’t just any cookie bar… so watch out, try this and it will most certainly also become your guilty pleasure!


110g (½ cup) butter, melted | boter, gesmolten

125g (1 cup) graham cracker crumbs (any type of digestive cookie will do) | gewoon ‘digestive’ koekjes van Verkade

120g (1 cup) pecan nuts | pecan noten

170g (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips | Smeltchocolade van de AH werkt prima!

100g (1 1/3 cups or 3 1/2 ounces) flaked coconut (you can also use grated) | geraspte kokos

1 can condensed milk | gecondenseerde melk bijvoorbeeld van Friesche Vlag

Yummy, condensed milk...


Preheat oven to 180°C (356°F). Use a 9×13 inch (22×33 cm) pan (shallow).

Pour melted butter and sprinkle crumbs evenly (easy way to make cookie crumbs if you don’t have a machine: place cookies inside a plastic bag and use the roller to roll over them until they become crumbs). Then pour condensed milk over crumbs, chopped pecan nuts over milk, then distribute the chocolate chip cookies on top of the nuts. Add the coconut and press into the dish.

Bake 25 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool 15 minutes before cutting into finger length bars. As tempting as it may be, do not take a bite before it has completely cooled down! That’s when all the flavours come together.

"Farasha" - "Butterfly"