Did you know that the original recipe for Macaroon Bars is made with potatoes? Nor did I but having tested this one out I can confirm it works beautifully. Especially useful for using up extra icing sugar or chocolate for coating.
1 potato, preferably a floury variety.
Box of Icing Sugar
Large bar of Chocolate to be melted for coating
Peel and boil the potato and then mash into a smooth and creamy texture. Put the potato in a bowl and add a little icing sugar at a time. At first this will turn into a paste type liquid, just keep adding icing sugar and mixing well until it forms a firm dough.
Take a small piece of the dough and taste, it should not taste of potato, if it does add a dessertspoon of water and some more icing sugar and mix well.
Press into a baking tray and cut into bars. Place in the fridge until well set. Once set, take out and cover in melted chocolate and toasted coconut.