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Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars

These Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars are loaded with coconut and chocolate chips, lightly sweet and have a hint of cinnamon! Plus, they are super easy to make since they are bars instead of cookies! These bars will be done and ready to eat (warm) in under an hour.

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How to make Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars

First, combine the sugar and butter and beat with hand mixer or stand mixer until creamy. Next, add your coconut (I prefer the unsweetened kind for this recipe so the bars aren’t too sweet) and eggs. Mix until combined.

creaming the butter and sugar together. added coconut to mixer.

Then, add all of your dry ingredients except for the chocolate chips and stir to combine. Lastly, add chocolate chips and stir. At this point I prefer to get my hands in there. This dough is more stiff like cookie dough, so it’s just easier.

all dry ingredients added to mixing bowl and stirring with a spatula.

You’re going to bake this in an 8×8 dish that has been greased and floured; another option would be to line the pan with parchment paper. This step will help make sure your bars come easily out of the pan. Once I’ve mixed in the chocolate chips, I use my hands to spread the dough evenly in the pan. Throw a handful of chocolate chips on top for evenmore chocolate flavor!

Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars ready to be baked

Then, bake at 400 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top. Bars will remain slightly chewy in the middle. Let them cool and you should be able to remove them from the pan with ease. Slice and enjoy!

Store leftover bars in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

More Coconut and Chocolate Recipes

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars

Yield: 12 bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Gooey and chewy, these are the perfect combination of chocolate and coconut!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease and flour 8x8 baking pan.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until creamy.
  3. Add eggs and coconut. Mix to combine.
  4. Add all dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) and stir to combine.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Spread dough into prepared pan. For extra chocolate flavor, spinkle a handful of chocolate chips over the top before baking.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until top is light golden brown.
  8. Let cool. Slice and enjoy!

Notes

Feel free to add in nuts at the end when you add the chocolate chips.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 224mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 28gProtein: 4g

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This recipe was originally published on November 7, 2018 and updated November 23, 2020.

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