Orrville, Ohio was the home to. In 1897 young Mr. Smucker pressed locally purchased apples to make apple butter and cider. He was so proud of is work he signed the lid on every jar of apple butter he made.
Four generations later the J.M. Smucker Company has grown into a world-wide manufacturer of fruit spreads, ice cream toppings, beverages, shortening, natural peanut butter and other products.
What started out as selling apple cider and butter out of a horse-drawn wagon has grown to include many household name brands including Smucker’s, Jif, Crisco, Pillsbury, Eagle Brand, R.W. Knudsen Family, and Hungry Jack to name a few in the United States.
The first time I made Raspberry Coconut Bars was last year for a community blood drive. They were a BIG HIT! I had people stop me on the street and ask for the recipe, big hit!
1 Box Cake Coconut Supreme or Lemon Flavor
1/3 C butter, melted
2-2/3 C Flaked Coconut
1 can (14 ounces) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 C Seedless Raspberry Preserves – I have also used Rhubarb and Cherry. Sometimes I use a little less than 1 C.
1/2 C Semisweet Chocolate Chips – I have also used Almond Bark
1/4 C White Baking Chips – I have also used Almond Bark
1/3 C Slivered Almonds, toasted, optional
In a small bowl, combine crust ingredients. Press into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with coconut; drizzle with sweetened condensed milk.
Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Spread preserves over crust. Sprinkle with nuts.
In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Drizzle over nuts.
Repeat with vanilla chips.
Cut into bars. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.
2nd Topping Idea:
This go around I used some drizzle I had left over from a previous recipe.
1 T Lemmon Juice
1/2 C Powdered Sugar
These bars are very very sweet. Sugar addiction sweet and a real crowd pleaser.
Are you a jam, jelly or preserve eater? What is your favorite flavor?