Tropical White Chocolate Bars

Teresa Jacobson

By
@foundmyzen

I was experimenting in the kitchen and threw these lovely little bars together. I like them without the frosting but my sons really liked the Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting addition. Next time I make these (and there will be a next time) I think I will try a different flavor pudding mix...maybe banana or coconut just to see how that changes them. ***These taste even better on the 2nd day!!

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Serves:
20
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
flour
1/4 c
coconut flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
fresh ground flaxseed (optional)
1 c
butter or margarine
3/4 c
light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 c
sugar
1 oz
box white chocolate sugar free pudding mix
1 tsp
vanilla
2 large
eggs
1/2 c
macadamia nuts, chopped
1 c
white chocolate chips
1/4 c
toasted flaked coconut

COCONUT CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

1 1/4 c
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
butter, softened
2 oz
neufchatel or cream cheese, softened
2 tsp
coconut milk, unsweetened
1/4 tsp
coconut extract

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 13x9 baking dish with nonstick spray.
2In a bowl, combine flours and baking soda. Add in ground flax if using. Set aside.
3In a separate bowl, combine butter, sugars, pudding mix and vanilla; beat until creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually add in flour mixture--batter will be stiff! Stir in nuts, chips and coconut. Spread into prepared dish.
4Bake for about 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
5Meanwhile, place ingredients for frosting in a bowl and blend with electric mixer until creamy. Frosting should be thick but spreadable. Add extra coconut milk, if needed, to get to desired consistency.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Puddings, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids