Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Chocolate Chip Coconut Bars

When we go out to a certain restaurant, we always get dessert. It's something quite similar to this. Chocolate chips, coconut, ooey gooey goodness topped with melting vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Mmmm... Now that I've figured out how to make it at home, we can save a little money!

A few notes on this recipe. I've made it before in a smaller pan (I think 13x9) so it was thicker.  Thinner is better here. I baked it this time on a cookie sheet. (You also get more that way!) Also, while the cookie bars are good at room temperature, they are heavenly warmed up with ice cream and caramel or chocolate sauce on top. If you want to get the absolute best experience, eat these this way!


Chocolate Chip Coconut Bars

1 1/2 cups butter, melted
3 cups firmly packed brown sugar
6 eggs
3 teas vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teas baking powder
2 cups chopped walnuts
2 cups milk chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate)
1 cup coconut (Because I have to add it to every recipe I make!)

Preheat oven to 325. Grease a sheet pan (I used a cookie sheet with a 1/2 inch lip). In a large bowl, combine melted butter and brown sugar; beat with electric mixer until smooth.  Add eggs, one at a time, mixing in between each one. Add vanilla and mix. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Add the flour to the sugar mixture; mix well. Stir in nuts, chips, and coconut.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, and the top is a nice, golden brown.  30 minutes left mine a little gooey, which we loved.

Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream, and a drizzle of caramel and/or chocolate syrup.

Find some neighbors to share this with because there will be a lot! 



  1. This looks fabulous! Now I'm wondering which restaurant you get it at.

  2. Omg, are you serious? Don't you know it's fattening just to look at that?



    ~Penelope (I love to write about beauty tips!)

  3. Yummy! You are totally speaking my language!