This coconut chip nut bars recipe was obtained by my mother in her mid-20s. The recipe is perfect for those of us who run very busy schedules. Coconut chip nut bars are also easy for people who are inexperienced in the kitchen. If you’re new to cooking or have been afraid to make a dessert from scratch, try this recipe. You’ll love the yummy results!
Because this treat is so simple to make, I recommend having your children help out. The layers don’t take long to out together and the kids will enjoy being your helpers. Sprinkling the chocolate chips and coconut is something even a young child can do.
This can be a fun recipe for the holidays, too. The bars, when served, are gorgeous. Pair the coconut chip nut bars with a hot cup of cocoa and you’ve got it all going on! What a great way to relax and enjoy a nippy Texas evening.
Coconut Chip Nut Bars
Makes 3 dozen bars
- 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup baking cocoa
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup cold butter
Preheat the oven to 350oF.
In a medium bowl combine flour, powdered sugar, and cocoa. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press the crumbs firmly into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool.
- 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- ½ cup flaked coconut
- ½ cup crushed Heath Bars
While the crust is baking, combine the milk and one cup of the chocolate chips in a saucepan. Stir over medium low heat until the chips are melted. Stir in the vanilla. Pour the chocolate sauce over the baked crust. Sprinkle the nuts and remaining cup of chocolate chips over the sauce. Top with the coconut and candy bits. Gently press the topping down into the chocolate mixture.
Bake at for 18-20 minutes or until firm. Cool on a wire rack and cut into bars. Chill until served.