The Grandma Baking Series: Chocolate Bar

There are few things more endearing than when my grandma turns to me while nibbling on something delicious and whispers, ‘it’s to die for’. She’s a regular visitor to this site.

Though I claim to make ‘the world’s best banana bread’, what comes out of my grandma’s oven is truly magical. Her antique measuring cups are worn but sturdy, she kneads dough more rigorously than I can, and she could probably bake one of her blueberry pies with her eyes shut.

We’re launching this recipe series to share some of our old favorites with you. Here’s the first…

Grama’s Chocolate Bar


1. 24 Graham crackers
2. 1/2 c. butter
3. 1 c. icing sugar
4. 2 egg yolks
5. 2 squares melted semisweet Baker’s Chocolate
6. 1 c. fine unsweetened coconut
7. 1 c. chopped pecans
8. 1 tbsp. vanilla
9. 2 egg whites beaten


1. Cover the bottom of an 8” x 8” baking tin with Graham crackers

2. Cream together butter and icing sugar

3. Melt chocolate in a saucepan (or a bowl sitting in a pan with boiling water, as my Grandma does it)

4. Mix egg yolks into the melted chocolate, then combine with the buttery icing sugar mixture

5. Stir in coconut and nuts

6. Beat egg whites until frothy firm, then fold into the mixture

7. Spread mixture over Graham Cracker base evenly and top with more Graham Crackers. Here’s my sweet Grandma in action…

8. Chill for 24 hours. And ta dah! Homemade Chocolate Bar…

My creative Grandma (who is a very talented potter) thought the shot needed a little color, so she grabbed these flowers from her garden…

Our next creation is already in the works. Stay tuned!

You might also like my Banana Almond Croissant Bread Pudding, White Chocolate Dark Cherry Muffins, or Fruit Flan Muffins recipes.

Wishing you to die for food on a daily basis,

Erin & Kay

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