Coconut bars are chewy, sweet, and incredibly easy to make.

Let’s get back to some basics. The bar.

Put the vodka down, that’s my stick. I’m talking about delicious baked treats. Maybe it’s because I post for a food blog every day, but I often lean towards fancy sweets, complicated cakes, adorable cupcakes, and decadent sweets. All too often, I leave the most simple and most enjoyable basics behind.
Often, ‘bar’ desserts come together quickly and pack a world of flavor, with basic ingredients you probably have stashed in your pantry. The kind of flavor that makes you smile from ear to ear as you enjoy the few bites of goodness and sneak back for seconds. Don’t worry, it’ll be our little secret.

Brownies, cookie bars, nanaimo bars – the list can go on and on. All delicious and simple, and rather neglected around my house. It’s time to change that. Lets go back to basics and get some more of these classic desserts on the table. Like chewy, sweet coconut bars.

Ingredients needed to make coconut bars.


Goodbye Men, Hello Dolly Squares

Chewy, sweet, and incredibly easy to make, these coconut bars are the perfect treat to make for a simple baked dessert. //

(Or as I sold them to the guys at the shop, coconut bars)

From The Happy Baker


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 10 oz. can sweetened condensed milk


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix butter and graham cracker crumbs together. Place in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish; press firmly. Sprinkle coconut, chocolate chips and walnuts evenly over the base. Pour condensed milk over top of everything.

Bake for 25 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.



Ā Chewy, sweet, and incredibly easy to make, these coconut bars are the perfect treat to make for a simple baked dessert. //

What’s your guilty indulgence when it comes to ‘bar’ desserts?

Ā Chewy, sweet, and incredibly easy to make, these coconut bars are the perfect treat to make for a simple baked dessert. //


  1. Those look absolutely delicious. I love coconut.

    You know, you could add some Captain’s Parrot Bay into those! šŸ™‚

  2. Favorite bars? If not coconut, then LEMON!

    Great looking stuff!

  3. We always called those magic cookie bars and I use a combination of peanut butter and chocolate chips. Definitely a family favorite (aren’t the ones that are back to the basics always so?). My favorite bars exclude chocolate. Lemon bars are way up there, but the new raspberry blondies come close.

  4. It looks so good and seems simple to make, too. I really need to try this šŸ™‚

  5. With all the new stuff, we sometimes forget about delicious classics like these bars. I have not had these in quite some time, but I have never forgotten the wonderful flavor. Thanks for the stunning reminder!

  6. RavieNomNoms says:

    Looks and sounds wonderful. Back to the basics is always a good thing! I think that sometimes simplicity is way better

  7. O. M. G. These have me written all over them!

    I make a samoa cookie bar that’s pretty solid – but this might be a contender for my new favorite =)

  8. Oh, yeah…I LOVE these!!! I couldn’t stop at one…they are that delicious!!!

  9. These look great I love coconut and chocolate paired up together. My coworkers wife used to make something called Hello Dollies but it was something completely different. Now i am craving both versions!

  10. Absolutely, why not do something simple every now and again? I’m sure they were yummy! šŸ™‚

  11. Hot stuff. Nice go to, awesome, delicious dessert. Glad they got baked…my goodies usually don’t make it past the ‘dough’ stage before I’ve snarfed it all.

  12. Hi Kita! These look delicious! I’m a firm believer that the simplest recipes usually end up being the best…and these are the best! Buzzed!

  13. Omg did you save me some? These are divine. I adore coconut. Bookmarked and buzzed. Love, love, love!

  14. Wow these coconut bars look absolutely gorgeous!! Love this recipe! šŸ™‚

  15. I could go for like ten of these right now – they look FAB! šŸ˜€ Thanks for sharing!

  16. With ingredients like these you can’t go wrong! Do these keep well? I’ll bet they’d make great snacks on the run or even a nice dessert to bring to a party.

  17. I came over here from your guest post on Steph’s Bite by Bite. These look to die for! Omg i need to make these ASAP

  18. A friend of mine used to make something like this in high school and called it 7 layer bars. They were delicious as I bet these are, too.

  19. Kita, these looks great I love coconut bars and your pictures are really good!

  20. An all time favourite in my hose. I have also tried adding a cup of quick oats just before adding the condensed milk…makes it extremely chewy…

  21. I love how simple this recipe is! I’m thinking of all of the wonderful possibilities of mix-ins for these bars.

  22. Yumola, and I could do some serious damage in 60 seconds. I’m a fan of lemon bars and turtle brownies.

  23. Yes, I will devour. They look scrumptious. But I’m not putting my vodka down.

  24. Oh my heavens, YUM! These remind me of my Mom’s Seven-Layer Bars, which I adore! I love finding recipes with fun CoconutLove! šŸ™‚ Hugs, Terra

  25. These are also called magic cookie bars and you can add in butterscotch chips with the chocolate chips too

  26. I give it 5 ?
    Great recipe, and I did have all the ingredients on hand.

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