Chocolate Coconut Bars

Total Time
55mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

Moist, tasty and easy. Chopped glace cherries can also be added to coconut filling.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Base: Cream butter and sugar, add vanilla, then sifted dry ingredients,mix well.
  2. Press mixture over base of 30cm x 20cm tray.
  3. Bake in moderate oven 20 minutes.
  4. Remove, spread evenly with coconut filling.
  5. Return to oven, bake further 25 minutes.
  6. Filling: Combine dry ingredients in bowl, add combined beaten egg, milk and vanilla, mix well.
  7. Remove from oven, stand 5 minutes, top with icing, cut into bars when cold.
  8. Icing: Sift icing sugar and cocoa into bowl, add softened butter and water, beat until smooth.
Most Helpful

4 5

This recipe worked out well in the end, though I had a few little troubles getting it there. The base wasn't enough to cover my pan, which was actually slightly smaller than 20 x 30 so I had to do a double batch of the base. I baked it at 180 C and added just 1 batch of the coconut filling. I couldn't get the chocolate topping to come together with just 1 tbsp water so I added another spoonful. In the end, the bars were very tasty, although I did find the topping a bit sugary. Next time I might go for a simple chocolate glaze instead of an icing-sugar topping.