Macadamia Coconut Cookie Bars AKA Hawaii 5-O bars

Macadamia Coconut Cookie Bars Aka Hawaii 5-o Bars Recipe

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Penny Hall


Recipe is in The Million Dollar Contest Cookbook by Jean Sanderson from 1983

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16 bars
5 Min
20 Min


3 cups whole raw almonds
2/3 cup powdered egg white
4 tablespoons pure powdered cocoa
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
pinch of sea salt
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup hot water
1 to 2 tablespoons vanilla
1 cup chopped macadamia nuts


1Grind dry ingredients. Mix honey, hot water and vanilla. Blend into dry ingredients (at this point, you may have to mix it all by hand if your mixer isn’t real efficient). Shape into bars, cookies or lightly press into a buttered muffin tin. You can also press the batter into a dish (about one inch deep) and cut into squares. Sometimes these are better when allowed to dry. Adjust the water/honey ratio for less or more sweetness. Keep refrigerated (they’ll still last a week or more out of the refrigerator). For other flavor options, use fresh lemon instead of cocoa, or use more coconut.

About Macadamia Coconut Cookie Bars AKA Hawaii 5-O bars

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy