Chocolate Coconut Bars

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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

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.

Sackville December 21, 2005