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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 13x9 baking dish with nonstick spray.
2
In a bowl, combine flours and baking soda. Add in ground flax if using. Set aside.
3
In 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.
4
Bake for about 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
5
Meanwhile, 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