If you’re looking for a sweet treat for your Valentine, this is a tasty one. I happen to love coconut so of course this was a hit in our house. Hope you have a lovely day today!!!
Chocolate Coconut Bars
(Adapted from Family Circle July 2011)
1 cup butter
4 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate, broken up
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2 inch baking pan with foil. Coat foil with nonstick cooking spray.
Combine butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave another minute and stir. Microwave for 30 seconds more and stir until smooth.
Stir in sugar, flour, eggs, baking soda, salt and coconut extract.
Pour into prepared pan; smooth top.
Bake for 30 minutes. Remove to rack.
1 cup unsweetened flake coconut
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
Spread coconut on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes or until golden.
In a large bowl, combine butter and confectioners’ sugar.
Beat until smooth. Beat in coconut extract and 2 tablespoons water.
Spread over cooled bar and top with toasted coconut. Cut into squares or refrigerate until serving.