Dreamy Chocolate Chip Bars Recipe

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This recipe is my children's favorite (and mine!). For even more sweet flavor, they always ask me to dust the bars with confectioners' sugar.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 110 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, oats and 1/2 cup brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs, vanilla and remaining brown sugar. Combine the coconut, walnuts, baking powder, salt and remaining flour; gradually add to egg mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Spread evenly over crust. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into bars while warm. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Dreamy Chocolate Chip Bars in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p88

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Jkpapen02 User ID: 7702608 230305
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2015

"Delicious! Kids favorite!"

[email protected] User ID: 5407286 71688
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"tastes really good; doesn't look that good for guests"

babsie21 User ID: 1117329 25476
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2009

"Rich and delicious"

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