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Buttery Coconut Bars


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups sweetened shredded coconut, divided


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with parchment paper, letting ends extend up sides.
  • 2. In a large bowl, mix flour, brown sugar and salt; stir in 1 cup melted butter. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake until light brown, 12-15 minutes. Cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Reduce oven setting to 325°.
  • 3. In a large bowl, whisk the first seven filling ingredients until blended; stir in 3 cups coconut. Pour over crust; sprinkle with remaining coconut. Bake until light golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Lifting with parchment paper, remove from pan. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 211 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 166mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


Average Rating:
  • Debbie
    Dec 3, 2018
    Veey good but very sweet. I am baking them in December so I chopped up and added some fresh cranberrries. The tartness counterbalances the sweet so nicely.
  • KristineChayes
    Sep 6, 2017

    I made these July 12th and my family loved them. My older son is particularly fond of coconut, and these bars didn't disappoint. The bars had a flavorful moist filling, with a great tasting crust. This recipe is a keeper!

  • redcottagechronicles
    Jun 21, 2017

    I came across this recipe when looking for something to make with a can of sweetened condensed milk. I expected them to be super sweet, but was pleasantly surprised to find out they were anything but! A rich, creamy, buttery flavor balance out the sweet and make these bars a must make again!

  • Kyrrah
    Dec 17, 2016

    Made these today to share with friends but after my husband tasted he asked me not to give these away!

  • aicenhour
    Dec 12, 2016

    Oh how I loved these! I love coconut desserts and this one did not disappoint! I love anything that has sweetened condensed milk in it! I did a test run with it and will be taking it to my moms for Christmas this year!

  • gail ann
    Nov 4, 2016

    I love coconut. This recipe gets one big YUM from me!

  • adoubler0626
    Feb 8, 2016

    I brought these to work and have had many requests for more. They are wonderfully sweet, and just rich enough.

  • jenwarz1
    Jan 8, 2016

    Wow--these are divine! I made them for my coconut-loving husband to take to a meeting but after sampling one, I'm not sure I want to share!

  • dschultz01
    Dec 28, 2015

    Excellent coconut dessert! Easy to make, and everyone loved them at Christmas this year! I refrigerated them after cutting into bars to help them firm up a little.

  • wigs3
    Dec 18, 2015

    These are superb! I followed the recipe exactly. They were a big hit at a recent Christmas cookie exchange party. Will make these again & again. YUM! Caryn W

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