Chewy Coconut Bars

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These easy coconut bars deliver sweet, chewy perfection loaded with tropical coconut flavor. With just 10 minutes of prep, you can have this homemade dessert out of the oven in 30 minutes flat. Keep reading for the simple recipe!

A Coconut Lover’s Dream

Baked with a shortbread-like buttery base chock-full of toasty coconut, these bars strike the ideal balance between crispy edges and a soft, fudgy center. Each bite bursts with rich, natural coconut essence. The bars keep for several days stored airtight at room temperature.

Customize with Add-Ins

Jazz up these classic bars by mixing in mini chocolate chips or chopped nuts for extra texture and flavor. The basic batter also makes a wonderful base to build upon with other mix-in goodies.

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Chewy Coconut Bars Recipe

Indulge your coconut cravings with these easy homemade chewy coconut bars. Just 10 minutes of prep time yields a tropical, sweet coconut treat the whole family will love.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter and cook until browned, swirling constantly. Remove from heat and whisk in brown sugar until combined.
  3. Whisk in eggs, vanilla, salt, and baking powder until fully incorporated. Fold in flour and coconut.
  4. Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes until set around edges but still slightly soft in the middle.
  5. Allow bars to cool completely in pan before cutting into squares. Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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