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As always, another wonderful recipe from Chef Inez! I could only find Duncan Hines French Vanilla and it turned out great, the mixture was thick and gooey so I had no idea if I was doing this right, but it turned out great. I think I prefer it w/o the melted chocolate...not as sweet. I just love the taste of coconut and that combined w/the vanilla is oh so YUMMY! I'm posting a pic, hope this is what your's look like lol

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J e l i s a January 16, 2003

Step 11 said it all. "Cool". I made this for guests at a Barbie, and "Whooshka" all gone in sixty seconds. I've got to make more so I can get my fair share next time. Simply brilliant! Try 'em you'll like 'em.

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Ian Snell September 12, 2002

If you like coconut , this is as good as it gets !

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pinky November 04, 2002

These bars are wonderful!! (Since the dough is a little sticky, I buttered my fingers first - then spread the dough in the pan.)

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babylucol September 23, 2002

I love coconut, and these had a wonderful taste. I was a little leary about the cake mix though, it smelled so sweet, I couldn't imagine the bars not being too too sweet, but they were very moist, and flavorful, definitely for the coconut lover!!! P.S. I made these for the cookie-thon.

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Barbasol December 09, 2002

Very tasty and very easy to make. A little too "vanilla" sweet for me but company seemed to enjoy. Thanks.

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kaylanave February 24, 2003

WOW! These are amazing! Instead of drizzling the chocolate on top, I stirred in chocolate chips before baking. Delicious!!! I'll be making these often.

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agent_attardo November 15, 2009

Excellent bars! I also added 1 tsp of coconut extract and omitted the chocolate glaze in favor of mixing 1 cup white chips into the batter. I used my KitchenAid since everyone said how thick the dough was. That made it a SNAP! I will make these again but I think next time I will add chopped macadamias to the dough and I will use the chocolate drizzle as well. Think it will be a nice contrast. Great chewy texture and excellent flavor. A nice (easier & less expensive) alternative to macaroons.

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Ladybug2804 July 30, 2007

very easy, and quick. i found these a bit sweet, but the kids loved them!

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chia January 16, 2004
Vanilla Coconut Bars