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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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Ingredients for Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars

This recipe is super simple to make and requires mostly pantry staples that you probably already have on hand. For this recipe you will need:

  • butter
  • sugar
  • unsweetened flaked coconut
  • eggs
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • chocolate chips- we used semisweet chocolate chips for this recipe but milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips will work too.

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.

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.

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 even more chocolate flavor!

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bake this recipe in a 9×13 pan?

To bake this recipe in a 9×13 pan it should be doubled. Then, also the baking time will be adjusted. Start with 20 minutes and add time as necessary. Cook until lightly golden brown on top.

Can this recipe be made gluten free or dairy free?

We have not tested this recipe with any gluten free or dairy free substitutions however if you do test it please let us know in the comments how it comes out!

Should I line my pan with parchment paper?

Lining your baking dish with parchment paper makes it super easy to remove the bars out of the pan once they are cool. Then, you can place them on a cutting board which makes them easier to cut as well.

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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 line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, 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, sprinkle 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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