German Chocolate Cool Bars

German Chocolate Cool Bars Recipe

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Kyndra Needham


My grandmother clipped this recipe out of a magazine for me when I was really young (mid 80's?). I have made this multiple times for my birthday and I have tweaked it to my liking. It is one of my favorite recipes!!


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1 c
chocolate wafer crumbs
1/4 c
melted butter
2 pkg
baker's german sweet chocolate
1/3 c
1 pkg
cream cheese, softened
12 oz
bird's eye cool whip non-dairy


1/4 c
red cherries, de-pitted and finely chopped
1/4 tsp
coconut extract
flaked unsweetened coconut (optional)
pecans, finely chopped (optional)

How to Make German Chocolate Cool Bars


  • 1Combine crumbs and melted butter. Press firmly onto bottom of 9-inch square pan.
  • 2Grate or finely chop 1/2 package of the chocolate. Set aside. (I also added 1/4 cup finely chopped, de-pitted Lapin cherries).
  • 3Heat remaining chocolate and milk in medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until chocolate is melted. With whisk, beat in cream cheese until smooth. Cool five minutes.
  • 4Fold in 3 1/2 cups of the whipped topping and the grated chocolate. Spread mixture over crumbs.
  • 5(I added about 1/4 t. of coconut extract in the remaining whipped topping before spreading it).

    Spread remaining whipped topping over chocolate later. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours. Garnish as desired. Cut into bars.

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About German Chocolate Cool Bars

Course/Dish: Chocolate, Other Desserts

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