Chocolate coconut butterscotch dream bars!

It’s no secret that I love chocolate and coconut { of course peanut butter } so when I was thinking of a Christmas cookie to bring to our cookie swap this weekend, I found the best one with a little spin on it with butterscotch added! I wouldn’t say its a traditional Christmas cookie { but we all agreed on no chocolate chip, etc. } so these seemed fitting!

A layer of chocolate with a coconut filling topped with more coconut and butterscotch morsels = a wonderful  concoction.
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For the chocolate bottom

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour –>  spooned and leveled

For the coconut filling / topping

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, again –> make sure to spoon it in and level
  • 1 package sweetened shredded coconut + pour out 1/2 a cup for the extra topping
  • 1/2 to 1 cup butterscotch chips to sprinkle on top {depends on your preference}

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to: 375
  • Prepare chocolate bottom: Cover a 9 inch pan with foil + spray with cooking spray
  • Melt the butter in the microwave then combine sugar and salt until creamy.  Whisk in the one egg, while adding in flour and  coco powder.
  • Mix til smooth. Pour chocolate mix into pan and bake for 10-15 minutes until firm.
  • Take chocolate bottom out and prepare your coconut mixture:
  • whisk the other 2 eggs with sugar and vanilla, while gently mixing in flour and coconut.
  • Place mixture on top of your chocolate bottom, while filling every corner.
  • Once you’ve done that, place that extra 1/2 cup on top
  • Place back in the oven for another 25- 30 minutes, half way through pour your 1 cup of butterscotch and finish baking
  • Bake & let them cool.. devour!

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** Note, I added butterscotch to half the batch to see how it would turn out.. I really should have put them on the whole thing!

Linking up with Jenn over at peas and crayons.. hoping to find some more goodies today on her blog! 🙂
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What cookie{s} are you making this year?
I still have another to make for Christmas eve..

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12 thoughts on “Chocolate coconut butterscotch dream bars!

  1. Yum!!! I want/NEED to make these bad!! I’m a sucker for anything coconut, and just look too good to pass up! Last month I made some cocoa cookie butter cookies for my brother, they were amazingly good 🙂

  2. This is possibly my favorite cookie/bar combination known to man. It has all the goodness thrown into one plate. I even had someone at work request these the other day so I’ll make sure to refer to your tips 🙂

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