- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup baking cocoa
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cold butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1 package (7 ounces) flaked coconut
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cut in butter until crumbly. Beat in eggs. Spread in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
- Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Sprinkle coconut over crust; drizzle with milk. Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until lightly browned.
- Meanwhile in a microwave, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Spread over brownies. Cool on wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2-3 dozen.
Reviews for Triple-Layer Cookie Bars
"Worst recipe ever. I made them for a historical society function and not only wasted a fortune in ingredients, I now have to buy or bake something else. The brownie layer is so dry, one needs to pat it into the pan using ones hands and then it bakes up hard as a rock. The coconut and condensed milk just add to the messiness when trying to cut them into squares with the liquid mess of melted chocolate and peanut butter. Awful, awful, awful! I'd give it no stars or minus stars if this site allowed for that."
"These were good, but I have cookie bar recipes that are much tastier. They are very messy to cut and get out of the pan. Not worth the time and cleanup. Don't think I will make them again."
"I haven't made these yet, but I think I will try using almond butter in place of the peanut butter and sprinkle some chopped or sliced almonds on top. These sound like an "Almond Joy" which I love!"
"If you like super sweet and coconut, you'll like these bars! Easy to make and very tasty! They cut into bars very nicely, too. I will be making these again!"
"I have not made these yet, but I plan to. Has anyone mixed the coconut with the condensed milk? Condensed milk is so thick I imagine it would be hard to pour over the coconut evenly."
"These were better once they were at room temperature. We don't like coconut so I subbed mini M&M's for the coconut. I poured the sweetened condensed milk over the brownie layer and baked for 20 minutes, then put the mini M&M's over that layer before spreading over the "frosting". When they were cooled they weren't great, but as they warmed up to room temperature and softened up they were really great! Will definitely make again!"
"Will someone share with me an easy way to spread the brownie layer in a greased pan"
"Delicious bars! Will make them again soon!"
"i have been making these for years, since i first saw the recipe. i use milk chocolate chips instead of the semi-sweet. i also buy the bigger bag of coconut, and spread it on thick. i actually have a pan in the oven right this minute! :)"