We LOVE these yummy coconut bars and they were so nice and easy for Emily to help me with!
Daddy was having fun playing with the zoom on our new camera, I loved this picture of Emily spooning the coconut into the pan!
Chewy Chocolate Coconut Bars
1 stick of unsalted butter
1 and 2/3 cups shortbread cookie crumbs (about 24 cookies)
1 ¾ cups sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup of chocolate chips
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Melt the butter and pour it into a 9- x 13-inch baking pan, tilting the pan so the butter covers the bottom evenly. Sprinkle the cookie crumbs evenly over the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle ¾ cup coconut evenly over the crumbs. Scatter the chocolate over the coconut, then scatter the remaining coconut over the chocolate. Drizzle the condensed milk evenly over the top.
3. Bake the bars for 22 to 25 minutes, until the coconut is golden brown in spots and the condensed milk is bubbling. Let the bars cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate briefly for easier cutting. Using a large sharp knife, cut into 30 bars. Serve at room temperature or chilled
Makes 2 ½ dozen bars