tropical white chocolate bars

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By Teresa Jacobson
from New Orleans, LA

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!!

serves 20
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For tropical white chocolate bars

  • 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 lg
    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

How To Make tropical white chocolate bars

  • 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.
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