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Chocolate Coconut Bars

Chocolate and coconut top a soft cookie base in these dessert bars.
5 from 58 votes
Course Dessert
Servings 18

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Dough

  • 180 Grams all-purpose flour (1 ½ Cups)
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 175 Grams Butter, room temperature (1 ½ Sticks)
  • 50 Grams Granulated Sugar (measure #1) (½ Cup)

Topping

  • 266 Grams Light Brown Sugar (1 ¼ Cup)
  • 4 Large Eggs, room temperature
  • 100 Grams Granulated Sugar (measure #2) (½ Cup)
  • 2 Cups Sweetened Shredded Coconut (190 Grams)
  • 340 Grams Bittersweet Chocolate, chopped into chunks (12 Ounces)

Instructions
 

Prepare Pan

  • Spray pan with nonstick baking spray and place strips of parchment paper in bottom of pan so the parchment extends over the four pan sides.

Make Cookie Base

  • Preheat oven to 350° F
  • Sift or whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Place softened butter and granulated sugar (measure #1) in bowl of a stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment begin mixing on medium speed. Continue to mix until the butter and sugar mixture is light and fluffy (approximately 2 - 3 minutes). Note: a hand mixer may also be used
  • Add the flour, baking powder and salt mixture. Mix for 20 - 30 seconds.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer and, using a rubber spatula, mix the dough briefly. Note: the dough will be crumbly.
  • Pour the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. Using your hands, lightly press the dough down so it evenly covers the bottom of the pan.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Place on a cooling rack, cool for 10 minutes then proceed with making the topping.

Topping

  • Place brown sugar in mixing bowl. Begin adding eggs one at a time, mixing with a rubber spatula between each addition.
  • Add granulated sugar and coconut to the bowl. Mix until fully incorporated.
  • Add chocolate chunks to the bowl. Mix until evenly distributed.
  • Pour topping over partially baked cookie dough base.

Bake

  • Bake for 22 - 25 minutes. Cool completely before removing from pan.
  • Unmold by pulling up on sides of parchment paper and transfer to a cutting board. Remove parchment from bottom of the bar. Cut into desired shapes.
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