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Coconut Nutella Brownies

My parents were coming over for dinner, and I wanted a fast go-to brownie. My mom loves coconut and chocolate, so I thought these Nutella brownies would be the perfect treat. —Danielle Lee, West Palm Beach, Florida

Coconut Cream Cake

6 reviews

Have the urge to splurge? Try Deborah Protzman's moist and mouthwatering cake. "No one who's ever eaten a piece can...


Coconut Cream Yummy Cake

28 reviews

"I found this recipe as a kid in one of my mother's cookbooks. I didn't make it until I was...


Lemony Coconut Bars

7 reviews

These lemony and chewy bars make a refreshing addition to the holiday cookie tray. Try lime juice and zest for...


Lazy Daisy Cake

15 reviews

We couldn't wait until Mom sliced this old-fashioned cake with its caramel-like frosting, loaded with chewy coconut. Even after one...

Coconut-Pineapple Rhubarb Bars

1 review

I make this crunchy, buttery dessert bar with homegrown rhubarb. For an added attraction, serve it warm with frozen yogurt...


Double Chocolate Coconut Brownies

10 reviews

Thanks to a head start from a mix, it's easy to bake up these crowd-pleasing treats. It's hard to stop...

Hawaiian Joy Bars

2 reviews

With the hint of rum plus the nuts and coconut, these bars are like a trip to the islands. I...


Punch Bowl Cake

1 review

This recipe was created when I was trying to use up leftovers. You can make it with cookies or bananas...


Coconut Poppy Seed Cake

10 reviews

This moist coconut cake is definitely one of my most-requested desserts. Use different cake mixes and pudding flavors for variety....


Coconut Custard Pie

3 reviews

"My husband and I are both diabetic. We really appreciate desserts such as this creamy custard pie," says Eva Wright...

Almond-Coconut Lemon Bars

4 reviews

Give traditional lemon bars a tasty twist with the addition of almonds and coconut. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Coconut Raspberry Bars

12 reviews

While mixing a batch of plain bars, I was inspired to add raspberry preserves and flaked coconut to the dough…and...


German Chocolate Lazy Daisy Cake

Traditional German chocolate cake gets a whole new spin with this inventive version that's finished off under the high heat...


Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake

11 reviews

Pairing pineapple with coconut lent a tropical flavor to the dessert served as the finale to our theme party. Shared...


German Chocolate Dump Cake

14 reviews

We make this for Sunday lunches when the whole family gets together. The cream cheese topping is so good, it...

Coconut Crunch Croissant Bread Pudding

I'm a fan of coconut and bread pudding, so I thought, 'Why not combine them?" I was thrilled with the...


Homemade Coconut Brownies

5 reviews

My children and grandchildren are the light of my life. I always try to have homemade cookies or brownies on...


Not Your Mama’s Seven-Layer Bars

The addition of dulce de leche makes this a decadent new take on traditional seven-layer bars. You can cut this...


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Buttery Coconut Bars

36 reviews

My coconut bars are an American version of a Filipino coconut cake called bibingka. These are a crispier, sweeter take...


Coconut Graham Bars

8 reviews

My mom called these bars 'Out of this World bars'. The richness goes over well at any get-together.—Patty Van Zyl,...


Coconut Crunch Delight

8 reviews

I tasted this light dessert 7 years ago at a potluck and got the recipe from my mom's dear friend....


Hawaiian Dessert

9 reviews

Chilled, fluffy, Hawaiian desserts like this one are a satisfying way to finish off a big meal. I got the...


Sugar Plum Sweet Rolls

My sweet rolls are a cross between cinnamon buns and kolaches. Package some in decorative cellophane bags for homemade gifts.

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Chocolate Coconut Bars

6 reviews

With a middle layer of coconut, these sweet chocolaty treats taste similar to a Mounds candy bar! If time is...


Cherry Coconut Bars

6 reviews

I came across these easy maraschino cherry bars while stationed at a Michigan Air Force base in 1964 and have...


Dream Bars

3 reviews

Dream Bars come from Hillary Lawson of Plummer, Idaho. "These bar cookies are a family favorite and excellent travelers," explains...


Fruit Cocktail Cake

3 reviews

This is my son's favorite cake, and when he asks for it for his special birthday cake, he usually gets...


Lemon Coconut Bites

29 reviews

The tangy lemon flavor of this no-fuss dessert is especially delicious on a warm day. It gives me delightful flashbacks...