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Coconut Raspberry Bars Recipe

Coconut Raspberry Bars Recipe

While mixing a batch of plain bars, I was inspired to add raspberry preserves and flaked coconut to the dough…and wound up with these yummy treats, now a family favorite. —Amanda Denton, Barre, Vermont
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) raspberry preserves
  • 1 cup white baking chips


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in 1-1/4 cups coconut and walnuts.
  • 2. Press three-fourths of the dough into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Spread with preserves. Sprinkle with chips and remaining coconut. Crumble remaining dough over the top; press lightly.
  • 3. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 168 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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rebertsch User ID: 1409700 255849
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2016

"Made this per recipe the first time and everyone liked it but thought it was too sweet with the raspberry. Made it the second time with blackberry preserves and it was just right, not too sweet. Family liked it much better."

martylb User ID: 1456305 225646
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2015

"These are soooo yummy. A definite keeper."

herdhele12 User ID: 6658895 70883
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"I loved it just as it is. No adjustment was necessary. The cutting into the squares was what I was worried about but that was not difficult as I had thought. The squares were perfect. I got lots of compliments and the plate was soon empty."

schade User ID: 905719 34144
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2013

"Just made these this past weekend and my family is asking for the recipe. These are a big hit! Love'em !"

grbaker User ID: 7120643 83826
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"These were Great! I thickened my own raspberries with sugar and cornstarch and omitted the nuts. Turned out delicious!


Tigerlily61 User ID: 2769376 77388
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

"I made this for a pot luck supper at work. Everyone raved about it. Its so easy to make. I will definately make them again."

Tigerlily61 User ID: 2769376 83822
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

"I made this for a pot luck supper at work. Everyone raved about it. Its so easy to make. I will definately make them again."

Bean Q User ID: 4900811 34122
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"These are good but very sweet. Next time I would need to figure out where to cut back on sugar or maybe low sugar preserves"

yummydesserts User ID: 4151574 28075
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"Bars were great, but the 2nd time I made them, I left out the white chocolate chips. They were much better."

brendalikesbaking User ID: 4282575 90100
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2010

"made these bars for a church pot luck and everybody raved about them. I will definetly make these again soon."

dianeak User ID: 1608178 90098
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2010

"Perfect for any occasion. I will definitely make these again!"

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