Sunday, February 1, 2015

Chocolate Coconut Cookie Bars - No Bowl Needed!!

Have a sweet tooth? Looking for a fast recipe? Don't want to dirty a bunch of dishes in the process? Well do I have the treat for you!!! These Chocolate Coconut Cookie Bars are so simple, even the country kids can make em.

These cookie bars were born out of a lack of ingredients. That's right, I said a lack of ingredients! You see, we don't keep a lot of prepackaged food in our home, so if you're a kid, looking for a sweet snack, you usually (if you're the oldest country kid) end up raiding mom's baking supplies. So when I went to whip up some cookies recently....... marshmallows, butterscotch chips, etc..... totally wiped out by said rotten child.

I was down to some chocolate chips, a bag of coconut and a can of condensed milk. Okay, challenged excepted! So here is what I came up with that even my coconut disliking hubby enjoyed!

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (one pack)
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (one can)
2 cups chocolate chips
1 1/4 cups flaked coconut

Start off by getting out a 9x13" baking pan. Cut up your butter into pieces, put it in the pan, slide the pan in the oven and turn the oven on to 350 degrees. While the oven is preheating, use a rolling pin to turn your graham crackers into crumbs. By the time your oven preheats, your butter will be melted. Sneak, ain't I. See, I told you there was no bowl needed for this recipe!


Now pour your graham cracker crumbs into the pan, over the melted butter. You can use a fork to incorporate the butter into the cracker crumbs, but make sure you pat the crumbs back down into a flat layer across the bottom of the pan. Next, open your can of sweetened condensed milk and pour it over the graham cracker crust. Do not use anything to spread it. Try to drizzled it evenly, all over. If you try to spread the milk, it can get into your crust and to the bottom of the pan. You want the milk to sit on top of the crust.


Now just sprinkle chocolate chips and coconut over the milk. Slightly press down on the chips and coconut when the milk is covered, as this will make it all adhere to each other. Bake the cookie bars for 25 minutes or until the coconut is slightly toasted. You are going to want to let the bars cool completely before cutting. After the bars are cut you can store them at room temperature in an air tight container. But trust me, these aren't going to last long!


Now sit back and enjoy!

30 comments:

  1. Anything with chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk is a winner in my book!

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    1. It is amazing what throwing together a few things can do! LOL

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  2. These look delicious! I love chocolate and enjoy trying out new dessert recipes.
    Thank you for sharing on Inspire Me Monday! Have a wonderful week :)

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  3. Looks easy and delicious, my favourite things, thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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  4. The trick will be to try not to eat the whole pan!! Yum! Visiting from #TurnItUpTuesday.

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    1. I have hidden the pan LOL But my youngest keeps asking "where are cookies!?!?!"

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  5. Oh my goodness I can't wait to try this! I love cooking but hate washing up so this will be awesome!

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    1. I love the no mess factor of this recipe :)

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  6. Holy smokes, these look divine! And easy, which I really love. I'm a new food blogger and found you on a link party. I've followed your social sites and hope we can connect on those. Can't wait to read more of your blog. Becky

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  7. Yum! These look really good! I love coconut, even in Dr. pepper:)

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  8. Wow these look so easy and delicious. Pinning (:

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  9. Thanks. What a great quick recipe. One I can play with and change up some of these ingredients.

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    1. I am going to add nuts next time and maybe switch out to butterscotch chip. It really is a great canvas for mixing it up.

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  10. We call these Hello Dollys in NY.....yours are so similar but I love making them in the pan and then straight to the oven!

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    1. I have never heard of a Hello Dolly before (of course I have never been to NY either!) I love not dirtying up more dishes, so I know what you mean!

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  11. Wow! These look fabulous. Thanks for sharing at Simple Lives Thursday; hope to see you again this week.

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  12. This looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to Awesome Life Friday!

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  13. Thank you so much for attending week 20 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post, I can't wait to see what you have in store for our next party, Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see :) Have a great day!
    Nicole

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  14. Those look great, I love the ease of them. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

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