Layered Coconut Bars Recipe
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Layered Coconut Bars Recipe

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Folks will save room for dessert when these bars are part of the menu. They're chock-full of fun ingredients like chocolate chips, coconut and walnuts.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:9 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs (about 30 wafers)
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • Candied fruit, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 278 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 142 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine butter and crumbs until crumbly. Press into an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut. Pour milk over all. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Decorate with candied fruit if desired. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Layered Coconut Bars in Country Woman November/December 1994, p37

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Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"Iwon't make this recipe. It sounded good until it got down to the candied fruit. The same item that gives fruit cake it's bad name."

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"Not as good as they look, but good for chocolate cravings and fast to make."

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