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Toasted Coconut Cheesecake Bars

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Toasted Coconut Cheesecake Bars
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 15
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Serve your guests with these toasted coconut cheesecake bars that are made using Betty Crocker® brownie mix – a delicious dessert.
Updated Feb 9, 2012

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

Nutrition

587 Calories, 36g Total Fat, 8g Protein, 59g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
587
Total Fat
36g
0%
Saturated Fat
18g
0%
Sodium
377mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
59g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 7 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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