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black bottomed coconut dream bars

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Noelle Myers
Grand Forks, ND

I love coconut and dark chocolate together, as do several of my friends. I created this recipe for a well-traveled friend, and he thought they tasted right out of a bakery in Europe. Brought back memories for him.

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Chocolate and coconut are always a wonderful flavor combination, and these bars prove that. The bottom has a chocolaty fudge taste with a cookie-like texture. On top is a creamy filling with a strong coconut flavor. We tried them warm and after they had chilled. They were really good both ways, but we think we liked them chilled even better.

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★★★★★ 1
serves 16
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 5 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For black bottomed coconut dream bars

  • CRUST:
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    cold butter, cut up
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 1 c
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 3 lg
  • 1 1/2 c
    flaked sweetened cooconut
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, cold, cut up
  • 3 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar

How To Make black bottomed coconut dream bars

  • 1
    Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with parchment paper, making sure paper sticks out over the edges about an inch.
  • Flour, cocoa powder, salt, butter, and sugars for the crust mixed together.
    Using a 12 cup food processor, or a pastry blender, blend together flour, cocoa powder, salt, butter, and sugars for the crust until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs and begins to stick together.
  • Sour cream mixed into ingredients.
    Stir in sour cream until the mixture is moist and smooth.
  • Mixture spread into a baking pan.
    Spread mixture evenly into parchment-lined baking pan. Press mixture into corners.
  • Filling ingredients in a food processor.
    In a 12 cup food processor or blender, combine ingredients for filling.
  • Filling ingredients mixed until smooth.
    Blend 30-60 seconds or until well combined.
  • Pouring filling over chocolate crust.
    Pour coconut mixture over crust in baking pan.
  • Coconut bars baking in the oven.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until done in the center (knife comes out clean when inserted in center).
  • Baked coconut bars cooling.
    Cool 5-10 minutes before cutting. Serve warm or chill before serving. Store uneaten bars covered in the refrigerator. These just get better with time – if possible – chill overnight before serving!