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Choco-Coconut Bar Cookies

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe for coconut bar cookies came to me from my maternal Gramie Watson and quickly became a most-requested item at the kids' schools as well as at church and other venues where it was sampled."
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1 h 36 m servings 141
Original recipe yields 30 servings (30 bar cookies)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mix 1 1/2 cups flour, butter, brown sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a bowl using a pastry blender until crumbly. Pat crust mixture into a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until set, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips over crust and return to the hot oven until chips are softened, about 1 minute. Remove from oven and gently spread softened chocolate over the crust. Leave oven on.
  4. Beat eggs in a bowl until light and frothy; add shredded coconut, 2 tablespoons flour, vanilla extract, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spread egg mixture over the chocolate-covered crust.
  5. Bake in the hot oven until light golden and center is set, 15 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely, at least 1 hour. Cut into 1x3-inch bars.


  • Cooks' Notes:
  • Substitute milk chocolate chips for semisweet ones, if desired.
  • Do not overbake in Step 3, or the chocolate chips will harden and become unspreadable.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 141 calories; 7.9 17.8 1.7 21 86 Full nutrition

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I made the recipe as written except I used unsweetened coconut. I ended up having to throw the whole pan out. The crust is very very thin and almost like damp sand when placed in the pan. (and...

These are very good and sweet. I made two changes though. I spread a layer of raspberry preserves on the crust. Then melted the morsels in the microwave just enough to be able to spread them ove...

Scumptious!! The butter brown sugar crust is crispy and then the chocolate and toasted coconut. MMmm! It don't know if it will help, but I had a tinsey bit of evaporated milk left in the frig an...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. These are divine! Rich, chewy, just the right amount of coconut. Definitely cut them into small pieces, as they are quite decadent! I halved the recipe and made it in an 8x8 pa...