Three-Layer No-Bake Bar Cookies

Karla Everett


These are very good cookies with a chocolate crumb crust, a creamy pudding layer, and fudgy frosting make these dessert bars irresistible.

Recipe was originally gotten from Better homes and garden but I made some minor adjustments in the ingredients to be more for my liking and this is their picture from the internet to show you what they look like until I can make them again.

★★★★★ 4 votes
48 bars


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1/2 c
margarine or butter
1/4 c
1/4 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 large
egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
finely crushed graham cracker crumbst
1 c
flaked coconut
1/2 c
chopped nuts (i like walnuts)
3 Tbsp
2 tsp
instant coconut pudding mix
1/2 c
margarine or butter, softened
2 c
powdered sugar
1/4 c
margarine or butter
1 c
milk chocolate chips
coconut for garnishment ; optional

How to Make Three-Layer No-Bake Bar Cookies


  • 1Prepare a 13x9x2" pan with foil, extending foil over the pan edges. Set aside.
  • 2In a medium saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter over low heat until melted.
  • 3Stir in sugar, cocoa powder, and egg.Heat up over medium-low heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until blended and slightly thickened (160°), whisking constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  • 4Stir in graham cracker crumbs, coconut, and nuts until well mixed. Press mixture into prepared pan and place in the refrigerator to chill.
  • 5For middle layer :
    In a small bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix; set aside.
  • 6In a large bowl, beat the 1/2 cup softened butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds.
  • 7Beat the pudding mixture into the butter until mixed all together . Beat in 2 cups powdered sugar until smooth. Spread over cooled crust layer in pan ; cover and chill for 30 minutes or until pudding is set.
  • 8For the top layer :
    Mix 1/4 cup butter with the chocolate chips and place in the micro on 50% power for 45 to 60 sec. stirring every 20-30 sec. Let cool slightly and pour over the cookie bars and spread out evenly , lightly sprinkle the melted chocolate with coconut and refrigerate until cooled.
  • 9Lift the chilled bar from the pan and cut into squares , should make 48 bars depending on how big you cut them.
  • 10TO STORE :
    Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

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About Three-Layer No-Bake Bar Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Puddings
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #coconut, #bars, #No bake

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