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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)


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1 cup butter

4 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate, broken up

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

4 eggs

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.


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Stir in sugar, flour, eggs, baking soda, salt and coconut extract.


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Pour into prepared pan; smooth top.

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Bake for 30 minutes. Remove to rack.


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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.

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In a large bowl, combine butter and confectioners’ sugar.

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Beat until smooth. Beat in coconut extract and 2 tablespoons water.

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Spread over cooled bar and top with toasted coconut. Cut into squares or refrigerate until serving.

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