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Chocolate Coconut Bars

Chocolate Coconut Bars- Big Green House

Chocolate Coconut Bars- Soft shortbread bars with a coconut base and a smooth chocolate topping. A sprinkling of shredded coconut is the perfect finishing touch.

Chocolate Coconut Bars- Big Green House

Ingredients Needed:

  • Flour + Baking powder
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Egg
  • Chocolate chips
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut

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How to Make:

  • First, make your dough. The base is a basic recipe, but, is on the thicker side. If you need a bit of helping spreading the dough into the pan, spray a silicone spatula lightly with cooking spray beforehand.
  • Also, be sure your pan is greased well or you can line it with parchment paper.
  • Bake your base and remove from the oven.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the chocolate chips until smooth. Then, spread on top of the finished base.
  • If desired, you can melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Use a microwave safe bowl and do this in 30 second intervals, to prevent burning.
  • Let the bars cool/chocolate set for at least an hour before cutting.

Storage: Store any leftover bars in a covered container in the refrigerator. These bars will freeze well too! Keep them in a freezer safe, covered container/storage bag. They will stay good for 2-3 months.

Chocolate Coconut Bars- Big Green House

Toasting Coconut Option:

  • If desired, you can toast your coconut. It’s not required, but, it’s an option. If you want to give it a whirl, see the below instructions:

How To:

  • In a skillet over medium heat, add your desired amount of shredded coconut. Give it a light toss. Continue cooking and mixing frequently until the coconut is browned. This should only take about 5-8 minutes, so, keep a close eye on it. I used unsweetened shredded coconut, but, a sweetened version will brown even quicker.
  • You can also use your oven: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spread the shredded coconut in a thin layer, on a flat rimmed baking sheet. Bake just 5-8 minutes or until brown. Again, keep a close eye on it, to prevent burning

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Yield: 12 bars

Chocolate Coconut Bars

Chocolate Coconut Bars- Big Green House

Chocolate Coconut Bars- Soft shortbread bars with a coconut base and a smooth chocolate topping. A sprinkling of shredded coconut is the perfect finishing touch.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

TOPPING:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8 baking dish or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add in egg, sugar, baking powder and flour. Beat to combine. Stir in coconut.
  3. Spread into prepared pan. Bake 20-30 minutes or until edges are brown.
  4. In a saucepan, melt chocolate chip until smooth. Spread on top of baked bars. Then, sprinkle chocolate with shredded coconut.
  5. Let bars cool for at least an hour before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 269Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on abiggreenhouse.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

Miz Helen

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

I made your Chocolate Coconut Bars, they are delicious!! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us it has been featured on Full Plate Thursday,561! Miz Helen

Esmé Slabbert

Monday 1st of November 2021

Found your post on INSPIRE ME MONDAY LINKY PARTY #346. Any chocolate lovers dream treat. RT

Erin

Monday 1st of November 2021

Thanks for stopping by Esme!

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