Friday, July 8, 2011

Chocolate Coconut Bars

It doesn't get any easier than this and DELICIOUS!!!

It was so easy because we cheated a little on the recipe  :-)
We didn't have any eggs, so we only baked the crust by itself in the oven, then mixed up cream cheese like for frosting, mixed in the coconut and spread it on there, then melted the chocolate in a pan.  It's not easy spreading melted choc chips on top of frosting so it looks a little messy  :-) 

Here's the original recipe:

Chocolate Coconut Bars

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Beat together butter and sugar
Add eggs and vanilla, mix well
Stir in flour and baking powder

Pour into greased 13x9 baking pan
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut

In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and egg until smooth; stir in coconut. Spread over crust.

Bake at 375° for 10-15 minutes or until cream cheese mixture is set.
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts

Immediately sprinkle with chips. Let stand for 5 minutes; spread melted chips over the top. Sprinkle with nuts. Cool completely before cutting.