Dessert

Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars

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I love dessert! If I could eat it with every meal I would, but unfortunately my body would not be too happy about that. Here is a simple recipe for coconut chocolate chip bars that aren’t too sweet, have a little hint of cinnamon and makes the perfect-sized batch… You won’t have 4 dozen cookies calling your name from the kitchen for days.

I love the combination of chocolate and coconut so don’t worry if you are a fan as well; there are sure to be more recipes with that combination coming your way!

First, combine the sugar and butter and beat with hand mixer or stand mixer until creamy.  Next, add your coconut (I prefer the unsweetened kind for this recipe so the bars aren’t too sweet) and eggs. Mix until combined.

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Then, add all of your dry ingredients except for the chocolate chips and stir to combine. Lastly, add chocolate chips and stir. At this point I prefer to get my hands in there. This dough is more stiff like cookie dough, so it’s just easier.

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You’re going to bake this in an 8×8 dish that has been greased and floured. This step will help make sure your bars come easily out of the pan. Once I’ve mixed in the chocolate chips, I use my hands to spread the dough evenly in the pan.

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Then, bake at 400 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top. Bars will remain slightly chewy in the middle. Let them cool and you should be able to remove them from the pan with ease. Slice and enjoy!

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars

Servings: 12

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease and flour 8×8 baking pan.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until creamy.
  3. Add eggs and coconut. Mix to combine.
  4. Add all dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) and stir to combine.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Spread dough into prepared pan.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until top is light golden brown.
  8. Let cool. Slice and enjoy!

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