These are a sweet graham cracker crumb bar with coconut and a milk chocolate topping. An easy, quick, yet simply delicious bar recipe...you have to try it! :)

Diane
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch baking dish.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs and coconut. Pour in the condensed milk and melted margarine, mix until well blended. Press the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove and let cool. Melt chocolate bars in a microwave or over a double boiler, stirring occasionally until smooth. Spread over the cooled bars, chill and cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

265.2 calories; 3.9 g protein; 33.5 g carbohydrates; 10.9 mg cholesterol; 166.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2006
Sixty years ago we used to make these to take with us to camp. I made it acoording to the recipe the first time except substituted one cup of chopped pecans for one cup of the cocoanut and mixed in 6 Oz of Choc Chips (no chocolate on top)since that is the way I remembered them. Cooked them for 20 minutes because one review said they were soft in the middle. Loved them but they were a bit greasy. I don't remember using margarine or butter and so the second time I omitted the margarine/butter. It was a bit dry and so I added about a Tablespoon of milk to the dough. Used moistened hands to spread the dough in the pan which also added a bit more moisture. I set the timer for 20 minutes and didn't hear it when it went off (was on the computer of course) and they cooked for 30 minutes. They were every bit as good as the first batch. I feel like a kid again. Thanks Diane! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/13/2011
I did't like the taste nothing was wrong with the texture or being too sweet but it was just my personal taste may be someone else will like it I don't think I'm going to make it again. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2006
Sixty years ago we used to make these to take with us to camp. I made it acoording to the recipe the first time except substituted one cup of chopped pecans for one cup of the cocoanut and mixed in 6 Oz of Choc Chips (no chocolate on top)since that is the way I remembered them. Cooked them for 20 minutes because one review said they were soft in the middle. Loved them but they were a bit greasy. I don't remember using margarine or butter and so the second time I omitted the margarine/butter. It was a bit dry and so I added about a Tablespoon of milk to the dough. Used moistened hands to spread the dough in the pan which also added a bit more moisture. I set the timer for 20 minutes and didn't hear it when it went off (was on the computer of course) and they cooked for 30 minutes. They were every bit as good as the first batch. I feel like a kid again. Thanks Diane! Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2006
Sixty years ago we used to make these to take with us to camp. I made it acoording to the recipe the first time except substituted one cup of chopped pecans for one cup of the cocoanut and mixed in 6 Oz of Choc Chips (no chocolate on top)since that is the way I remembered them. Cooked them for 20 minutes because one review said they were soft in the middle. Loved them but they were a bit greasy. I don't remember using margarine or butter and so the second time I omitted the margarine/butter. It was a bit dry and so I added about a Tablespoon of milk to the dough. Used moistened hands to spread the dough in the pan which also added a bit more moisture. I set the timer for 20 minutes and didn't hear it when it went off (was on the computer of course) and they cooked for 30 minutes. They were every bit as good as the first batch. I feel like a kid again. Thanks Diane! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2003
These bars are absolutely delicious...I can't stop eating them!! I didn't have any chocolate bars on hand for the topping so I substituted half a bag of chocolate chips and melted them in the microwave with a dollop of peanut butter. This keeps the chocolate nice and soft and adds extra flavor!! Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2007
these are so so easy and SO incredibly yummy! i didn't have any problems with mushiness (but then again i used up all of the graham crackers i had left about 2 1/4 cups and baked it for almost 15 minutes)...instead of melting chocolate and spreading over the top i just poured 1/2 a bag of chocolate chips over the top when it was done and put it back in the over for a couple of minutes. hubby (the coconut king) asked for toasted coconut sprinkled over the top which was even better and added texture. will make again and again thanks!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2011
These are really delicious! I used to make some similar bars but I love that these have you mix everything in one bowl very easy. I used about 3 or 4 tablespoons of butter instead of the margarine and then just sprinkled chocolate chips after the first 10 minutes of baking and returned the pan to the oven for another 7 minutes and they were perfect not dry nor greasy. It's a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2011
M-m-m-m- so easy and so good. I used only a Tablespoon of butter 2 C grahams 1 C oatmeal and 1 C coconut. I baked for about 15 min. as they were getting brown around the edges. Topping was semi sweet chips of which I put on top and back in the oven till soft enough to spread. Will be making again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2005
I made these for a bake sale at work. I had so many people ask me about these bars the next day. They are absolutely wonderful!!! I used semi-sweet chocolate chips instead on candy bars. Next time I think I will try caramel and chocolate drizzled on the top. The combination is just perfect--thanks for this great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2008
i've been making these bars for a while but i know them as 5-star bars from the eagle brand cookbook...the chocolate they ask for in the book is aero bars (4) and i have found that they do work best....great and very very easy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2010
Very very yummy! I only had unsweetened coconut flakes so I was worried that they wouldn't be sweet enough but they were perfect! You don't have to melt the chocolate bars. Just lay on top of the bars when they come out of the oven wait a few minutes then spread with the back of a spoon. So easy so yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2010
I did modify this a bit. Used melted virgin coconut oil(a little less) instead of butter and sprayed pan with coconut oil cooking spray. Mixed package of grahams vco organic sweetened condensed milk all in food processor. Baked for 10 mins. poured 11.5 oz bag of pure belgian milk chocolate chips on top. Turned off oven and returned to oven for melting. Smoothed chips out with spatula. Cut with cooking sprayed scraper/chopper after cooling. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/13/2011
I did't like the taste nothing was wrong with the texture or being too sweet but it was just my personal taste may be someone else will like it I don't think I'm going to make it again. Read More
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