Chewy Coconut Bars


You can’t eat just one of these delicious bar cookies packed with chocolate, coconut, and walnuts.

Original recipe makes 18 bars


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup shredded coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. In large bowl, cream the shortening, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Slowly blend in flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut. Spread the mixture evenly in pan.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool before cutting into bars.


Calories: 332 kcal
Carbohydrates: 45.3 g
Cholesterol: 35 mg
Fat: 16.5 g
Fiber: 1.7 g
Protein: 3.9 g
Sodium: 118 mg