Coconut-Chocolate Bars

Enjoy these simple yet delicious baked coconut and chocolate bars drizzled with caramel topping – a wonderful treat.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 hr 0 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups butter or margarine, softened
1
cup sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
2
cups flaked coconut
1/2
cup caramel topping
1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2
teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. On low speed, beat in flour and cocoa until soft dough forms. On low speed, beat in 1 cup of the coconut. Press mixture in pan.
  • 3 Bake about 25 minutes or until center is set. Drizzle caramel over baked layer; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup coconut.
  • 4 In resealable freezer plastic bag, mix chocolate chips and oil; seal bag. Microwave on High 30 to 45 seconds, squeezing chocolate in bag every 15 seconds, until smooth. Cut 1/4-inch tip from corner of bag; drizzle chocolate over coconut. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
95mg
95%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.