Brownie Crust Coconut Bars

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I was happy to spot this recipe on TVFGI, for two reasons. First I love coconut, and second I had a mistake to use up and these cookies were perfect to hide my goof.

Brownie Crusted Coconut Bars

I had tried to make coconut butter, unfortunately, I used the wrong type of coconut and what I got instead of butter, was finely ground coconut.

Which as it turned out, was perfect for these bars.....

Brownie Crust Coconut Bars
adapted from: the view from great island
375-degree oven


1 stick (1/2 cup) butter melted and cooled
1/2 c sugar
1/4 t salt
1 egg
1/4 c cocoa
1/4 c flour

Whisk sugar and salt into cooled butter, add egg, whisk again. All at once add flour and cocoa, whisking until smooth. The mixture will begin to thicken.

Spread into a prepared 7X11 pan. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool while making the coconut filling.

Coconut topping:

2 eggs
3/4 c sugar
1 t vanilla
1 c flour
1 7 oz package shredded coconut, reserve 1/2 if desired

Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Add flour, beat until smooth. Fold in coconut. Using a small scoop or a spoon, drop filling over the brownie crust. Using the tines of a fork, gently work coconut mixture evenly over the top of the brownie crust. Sprinkle with reserved coconut if desired.

Return pan to the oven, bake an additional 25 minutes. Let cool before cutting.

Makes 12-16 bars.

We enjoyed these with our lunch in the backyard. Then we planted more strawberries in the garden.
If you love coconut (and a touch of chocolate with your coconut) you will really enjoy these cookies.

Coconut Bars, with a Brownie Crust.
Brownie Crusted Coconut Bars


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  1. My husband would be so happy if I made these for him. He loves coconut, chocolate, brownies. Thank you for sharing another great recipe.

  2. Excellent bars! I love coconut anything so this is a must try!

  3. These sound and look great. Def a recipe we will be trying soon. Thanks for the idea :)

  4. This was no mistake. It was meant to be! Brownies are probably my favorite dessert and I like to try new kinds. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love it when mistakes turn out like this! Your Brownie Crust Coconut Bars look and sound fantastic, Melynda. I'll be featuring them in this week's Hearth and Soul post :-) Pinned!

  6. Melynda, these look delicious! I've been on a real coconut kick for a few months now, so ...


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