This was my first attempt (that I can remember) of cooking with coconut. I’m happy to report that these Chewy Chocolate Coconut Bars are not only super simple to make, but they are delicious!
I had leftover coconut from my Santa Bread and I definitely didn’t want it to go to waste. So, I asked my Facebook fans what I should make and this was one of their many suggestion. (If you’re not following along on Facebook, I’d love for you to join the conversation!)
The original recipe was for cookies, but I was too lazy when I started cooking and opted for bars instead. I will admit, though, that the first row was difficult to get out of the pan. (It probably made it worse that my mouth was watering because I wanted a taste!)
Chewy Chocolate Coconut Bars
2 1/2 cups flaked coconut
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 – 3/4 bag of chocolate chips
- Toss together the coconut, flour and salt. Mix in milk and almond extract until well blended. (The mixture will be thick and sticky.)
- Spray the bottom of a 8.5 x 11 pan with cooking spray. Bake at 300 for 38-42 minutes or until golden brown.
- When the bars are cool, melt chocolate chips and drizzle on top.
The chocolate drizzled on top of the bars made it the perfect combination. I was excited when Trent gave them a thumbs up! (Isn’t it rewarding when your family enjoys something you’ve made?)
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!