Brown Sugar Coconut Chocolate Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Bars
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Serves: 9
Adapted from Easy Does It: Winners and Favorites by Patti Roper Published by Quail Ridge Press
  • ⅔ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips and coconut. (These were mixed by hand with a dough whisk!)
  2. Press half the dough into greased, and foil covered pan (this one is 8 by 8 inches).
  3. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips. Roll the other half of the dough to fit on top and press down.
  4. Sprinkle with shredded coconut.
  5. Bake 30 minutes, until coconut is toasted and bar is fully baked. Cool for an hour or overnight for clean cuts.
*This recipe could yield 18 bars if made in a larger pan! The smaller the pan, the bars result thicker than expected, allowing you to layer the chocolate and coconut, creating a chewy and rich bar!
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