Triple-Layer Cookie Bars Recipe

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Triple-Layer Cookie Bars Recipe
Triple-Layer Cookie Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Triple-Layer Cookie Bars Recipe

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4.5 12 16
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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
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 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 butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 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

Directions

In a mixing bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cut in butter until crumbly. Add eggs; mix well. Spread in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes.
Sprinkle coconut on top. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk evenly over coconut. Return to the oven for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. In a saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter, stirring until smooth. Spread over bars. Cool. Yield: 2-3 dozen.
Originally published as Triple-Layer Cookie Bars in Taste of Home December/January 1994, p64

Nutritional Facts

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

  • CRUST:
  • 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 butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 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
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cut in butter until crumbly. Add eggs; mix well. Spread in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle coconut on top. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk evenly over coconut. Return to the oven for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. In a saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter, stirring until smooth. Spread over bars. Cool. Yield: 2-3 dozen.
Originally published as Triple-Layer Cookie Bars in Taste of Home December/January 1994, p64

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tsuop User ID: 6274346 265781
Reviewed May. 9, 2017

"IF.....I ever make these again I will use a brownie mix, the bottom layer is VERY hard to press in the pan. I had to wet my hands & press & press. Also the top layer barely covered the coconut, not at all like the photo. I'm taking them to a luncheon tomorrow, I hope there are none left to bring home : (("

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Andrea User ID: 8977203 263736
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2017

"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."

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gina.kapfhamer User ID: 8717427 261099
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2017

"This dessert is perfect for any potluck (or just for a chocolate lover!). easy and quick recipe."

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flipperpie User ID: 7104866 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 User ID: 2923037 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 User ID: 5485227 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 User ID: 4237113 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 User ID: 6297365 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 User ID: 8032197 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 User ID: 7981779 215996
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

"Delicious bars! Will make them again soon!"

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