Saturday, February 9, 2013

Double Chocolate Chewy Coconut Bars

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OH-MY-GOSH! These are quite possibly one of the most decadent cookie bars I've had in years!  They are also a snap to mix up and throw in the oven... I mean SERIOUSLY simple - as in dump-mix-bake.  Try them! Try them! TRY THEM!

  • 2/3 cup shortening + more for greasing the pan
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut


Step-by-Step:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 9x13" baking pan with shortening. 
Spreading the shortening with a paper towel keeps it out of your fingernails!
In a mixing bowl, cream together the shortening, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla. 
2/3 cup shortening
2 cups packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Mix well until smooth and fluffy.
 Slowly blend in the baking powder, salt, and flour.  Mix until well blended. 
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups all purpose flour
Fold in the remaining ingredients (chocolate chunks, white chocolate chips, walnuts, and coconut).    
1/2 cup chocolate "chunks" (chips would work fine)
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup coconut
Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. 

Bake ~ 30 minutes. 
Let cool completely before cutting the bars.  




Method:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 9x13" baking pan with shortening.  In a mixing bowl, cream together the shortening, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla.  Slowly blend in the salt, baking powder, and flour.  Mix until well blended.  Fold in the remaining ingredients (chocolate chunks, white chocolate chips, walnuts, and coconut).  Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan.  Bake ~ 30 minutes.  Let cool completely before cutting the bars.

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2 comments:

  1. Julie,
    I'm probably going to seem like a stalker but I'm really NOT! lol. I am new to your blog and will be pinning and FB sharing like crazy! You have some amazing recipes and I can't wait to start trying them out. Thanks so much for sharing :)
    Michelle

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    1. Michelle -



      Pin and share as much as you like!! I absolutely LOVE having new viewers... and also getting to know them. Thanks so much for sharing my blog with your friends and family. I have an App being developed for a "Recipe of the Week" deal, so I need lots of viewers to help me support my cooking habit!
      Julie

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