Triple-Layer Cookie Bars
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
- 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
- 1 package (7 ounces) sweetened shredded coconut
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 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.
- Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Sprinkle coconut over crust; drizzle with milk. Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until lightly browned.
- Meanwhile in a microwave, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Spread over brownies. Cool on wire rack. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 290 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 155mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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Jul 18, 2018
I make these a lot and get asked specifically to bring them to parties. After reading some of the reviews I am at a loss to wonder why there is a problem with the brownie layer. The directions call for the brownies to be put into the pan and baked---not pressed into the pan. Many times I use brownie mix and they are perfect then also. Be careful to not over bake.
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 : ((
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.
Feb 10, 2017
This dessert is perfect for any potluck (or just for a chocolate lover!). Easy and quick recipe.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
Feb 12, 2015
Will someone share with me an easy way to spread the brownie layer in a greased pan