Chocolate Coconut Bars

Chocolate Coconut Bars
Yield: 24 bars Prep 15 mins Bake 350°F 40 mins Microwave 2 mins

Ingredients

Bars
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 4 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate, broken up
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
Topping
  • 1 cup sweetened flake coconut
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with foil. Coat foil with nonstick cooking spray. Make Bars. Combine butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave another minute and stir. Microwave for 30 seconds more and stir until smooth.

2. Stir in sugar, flour, eggs, baking soda, salt and coconut extract. Pour into prepared pan; smooth top. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Remove to rack.

3. While bar cools, prepare Topping. Spread coconut on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes or until golden. In a large bowl, combine butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat until smooth. Beat in coconut extract and 2 tablespoons water. Spread over cooled bar and top with toasted coconut. Cut into squares or refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 255, Fat, total (g): 19, chol. (mg): 65, sat. fat (g): 9, carb. (g): 30, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 3, sodium (mg): 67, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.