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Buttery Coconut Bars

A rich and creamy treat
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Crust Baking Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: cookies, desserts, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bar cookies with coconut, coconut bars, rich coconut custard filling
Servings: 16
Calories: 475kcal

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Filling:

  • 3 eggs at room temp
  • 1 14 oz can condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut

Topping:

  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Line a 13x9 baking dish with parchment and let the ends extend up and over the sides.
  • Mix the dry crust ingredients in a large bowl till they’re well blended. Add the melted butter mixing well. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 12-15 min, until light brown. Remove and cool 10 minutes on a rack. Reduce oven temperature to 325F/160C.
  • In a large bowl, whisk all the filling ingredients, except the coconut, until well blended. Fold in the coconut. Pour filling over the crust and sprinkle top with the remaining 1 cup of coconut.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until top is a light golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack.
  • Lift cooled bars out of the pan using the parchment overhang. Cut into bars.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 559IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 2mg