• PREHEAT oven to 350°
  • MIX in a stand mixer (or by hand) beat together flour, butter, sugar and ½ cup coconut flakes for 5 minutes on high until light and fluffy.
  • PRESS the dough into a parchment lined 9X9 baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes.
  • COMBINE in a small bowl combine one 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk along with pecans and remaining coconut flakes. Once crust is done, pour mixture over the top and spread evenly. Bake for another 20 minutes or until top is just golden brown.
  • COOL before removing from pan.
  • To Make Dulce De Leche
  • PREHEAT oven to 425°F.
  • POUR one can of sweetened condensed milk into a metal pie tin and cover tightly with foil.
  • SET the pan into a baking dish and fill with hot water until halfway up the sides of the pie pan.
  • PLACE on center rack and cook for 90 minutes adding more water if necessary. Once done, remove from oven and whisk the dolce de leche until smooth.
  • DRIZZLE over the top of the bars and top with more coconut flakes if desired.
  • Recipe Credit to Natalie Mortimer & Holly Erickson from The Modern Proper