Toasted Coconut Cheesecake Bars

Toasted Coconut Cheesecake Bars

Serve your guests with these toasted coconut cheesecake bars that are made using Betty Crocker® brownie mix – a delicious dessert.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

3:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

15

servings

1
box (1 lb 1 oz) Betty Crocker® dark chocolate Premium brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
3
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
3/4
cup sugar
1
teaspoon almond extract
3
eggs
1 1/2
cups flaked coconut, toasted
4
oz bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
Additional toasted coconut, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with foil, leaving foil overhanging at 2 opposite sides of pan; spray foil with cooking spray.
  2. Make brownies as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Spread in pan. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and almond extract with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, just until blended. Fold in 1 1/2 cups coconut. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls over brownie batter in pan.
  3. Bake 50 minutes or until cream cheese filling is light brown. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 2 hours. Use foil to lift out of pan. Cut into 5 rows by 3 rows.
  4. In small resealable freezer plastic bag, place bittersweet chocolate; seal bag. Microwave on High about 1 minute or until softened. Gently squeeze bag until chocolate is smooth; cut off tiny corner of bag. Squeeze bag to drizzle chocolate over bars. Sprinkle with additional coconut. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 15 servings (1 bar)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 587
    • Total Fat 36g
      • (Saturated Fat 18g,),
    • Sodium 377mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 59g
      • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Protein 8g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1/2 Starch;
      • 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
      • 7 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 4;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.