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Triple-Layer Cookie Bars Recipe
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Triple-Layer Cookie Bars Recipe

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My family just loves these chewy chocolate and peanutty bars. They're perfect for dessert and snacks. I make them whenever I get a craving for something sweet and special. —Diane Bradley, Sparta, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • TOPPING:
  • 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

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 290 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 155mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein .

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Sprinkle coconut over crust; drizzle with milk. Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until lightly browned.
  3. 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.
Originally published as Triple-Layer Cookie Bars in Taste of Home December/January 1994, p64


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flipperpie 254515
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2016

"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."

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Elora47 250581
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2016

"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!"

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bbeese 240021
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"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!"

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MRL 239110
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2015

"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."

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jmhelle 225579
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2015

"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!"

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3265 220373
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"Will someone share with me an easy way to spread the brownie layer in a greased pan"

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kckamargo63 215996
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

"Delicious bars! Will make them again soon!"

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superglide1 6901
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2010

"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! :)"

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uut4690 4016
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"Excellent, yummy. My entire extended family loved them. I did cheat. I started with a box brownie mix for layer 1 and followed the recipe from there. The peanut butter in the frosting is very subtle."

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