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Macaroon Bars

Guests will never recognize the refrigerated crescent roll dough that goes into these almond-flavored bars. You can assemble these chewy coconut treats in no time. —Carolyn Kyzer, Alexander, Arkansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 3-1/4 cups sweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls


  • Sprinkle 1-1/2 cups coconut into a well-greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Combine milk and extract; drizzle half over the coconut. Unroll crescent dough into one long rectangle; seal seams and perforations. Place in pan. Drizzle with remaining milk mixture; sprinkle with remaining coconut.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 103 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • marshelle
    Feb 21, 2011

    Okay, this is the third time I've made these, and I think I finally have it down right for my family. Line your pan with non-stick aluminum foil and lightly spray with Pam. I also thought the almond flavoring was a bit over powering. I used 1/2 tsp of almond extract and 1 tsp of vanilla. I also sprinkled toasted pecans of the top before I drizzled the last half of the sweetened condensed milk. Voila! They come off the foil with no problem and the change in extracts and addition of toasted pecans was a winner for my family. Easy and delicious. Thanks for a great recipe!

  • Mrs. Cowan
    Feb 19, 2011

    This recipe couldn't be simpler. I poured the sweetened condensed milk into a measuring glass for mixing in the almond extract - then it was easy to dispense half per layer. I also sprinkled thin almond slices on top before baking. It looked and tasted delicious!

  • mavarnee
    Jun 10, 2010

    I used low fat crescent dough and low fat sweetened condensed milk and everyone liked these. BUT they stick to the pan eventho' I greased the pan really well. Any ideas?

  • tracykram
    May 1, 2010

    Great dessert! Easy to make and everyone enjoyed it. Will definitely make again!

  • lbbernhardt
    Jul 4, 2009

    This is confusing because they don't tell you to drizzle the second layer of coconut with the other half of the milk and extract mixture.

  • abbeymay
    Jan 15, 2009

    Delicious! Very easy! Enjoyed equally by kids and adults. *Last step in preparation: sprinkle with remaining coconut and drizzle with remaining milk.

  • smatthys
    Sep 12, 2008

    Do you mean to add remaining milk and coconut after the crescent dough? Recipe says drizzle with remaining coconut ???