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.
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 evenmore 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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- 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
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease and flour 8x8 baking pan.
- Beat butter and sugar until creamy.
- Add eggs and coconut. Mix to combine.
- Add all dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) and stir to combine.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Spread dough into prepared pan. For extra chocolate flavor, spinkle a handful of chocolate chips over the top before baking.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until top is light golden brown.
- Let cool. Slice and enjoy!
Feel free to add in nuts at the end when you add the chocolate chips.
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Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 315Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 51mgSodium 224mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 2gSugar 28gProtein 4g
This recipe was originally published on November 7, 2018 and updated November 23, 2020.