Chocolate Coconut Bars Recipe
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Chocolate Coconut Bars Recipe

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With a middle layer of coconut, these sweet chocolaty treats taste similar to a Mounds candy bar! If time is short, don't wait for the bars to cool-just lay on several thin milk chocolate bars right after you take the pan from the oven and spread them as they melt.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 plain chocolate candy bar (7 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 154 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Combine the crumbs, butter and sugar. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine coconut, milk and pecans; spread over the crust. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes; cool completely. In a small saucepan, melt candy bar and peanut butter over low heat; spread over bars. Cool until set. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Coconut Bars in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p29

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4gail User ID: 2895539 79421
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"because I know these will be fantastic. I have chocolate condensed in the house so going to try that. will report back"

MurphyNJ User ID: 7103738 26293
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

"I used 7 oz of chocolate chips, as a reviewer suggested, and the frosting turned out great. We love coconut, so these bars were a hit with my husband. I thought they were easy to make."

beksand User ID: 2556544 21702
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

"I did something wrong cause the coconut filling wouldn't spread and tring to spead it caused my crust to break up, so it ended up just globbed in the middle. But the flavor was awesome!! My husband took a bite and said "oh wow!" Definitely will try again and see if I can get it to look right this time!"

minmom User ID: 5872938 21770
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

"If you like "mounds" l-like bars-you"ll love these! easy!"

csreiche User ID: 4743728 47659
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

"I received so many compliments for these cookies during Christmas time. I made them for a cookie party and for Christmas and everyone loved them!!"

ach1031 User ID: 2014981 51057
Reviewed May. 21, 2010

"This is really good but it's a must to like coconut. I think it would be just as good to put milk chocolate chips on the bars after baking and just let them melt. The recipe calls for a 7 oz candy bar and that's really about 4 Hershey's bars. Then you need to wait until the bars are completely cooled before frosting. Very time consuming. I'm going to try it with the choc chips next time. Good luck."

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