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Reader Recipe: Black-Bottom Coconut Bars

Black-Bottom Coconut BarsI was checking out the recipes over on TeamSugar and came across these Black-Bottom Coconut Bars that haute77 shared with everyone. I think they look like a wonderful cross between brownies and coconut macaroons. The recipe is lifted from Martha's Everyday Food, so you know it's going to be well tested and easy to put together. I can't wait to try it out, if you'd like to join me, check out the recipe,

Recipe submitted by TeamSugar member haute77

This is a recipe I got from Everyday Food.

Makes 24 | Prep time: 45 minutes | Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes


½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
½ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 large egg
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)

2 large eggs
¾ cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1 package (7 ounces) sweetened shredded coconut; ½ cup reserved for sprinkling

1. For chocolate base:
Preheat oven to 375°. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving a slight overhang; butter bottom and sides of foil (not overhang).


2. Place butter in a large microwave-safe bowl; melt in microwave. Add sugar and salt; whisk to combine. Whisk in egg, then cocoa and flour until smooth. Spread batter in prepared pan.

3. Bake just until sides begin to pull away from edges of pan, 10 to 15 minutes (do not overbake). Let cool slightly while preparing coconut topping. Keep oven on for topping.

4. For coconut topping:
In a medium bowl, whisk eggs with sugar and vanilla. Gently mix in flour and coconut (except ½ cup reserved for sprinkling).

5. Drop mounds of mixture over chocolate base; spread and pat in gently and evenly with moistened fingers. Sprinkle with reserved ½ cup coconut.

6. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Lift cake from pan, peel off foil, and cut into 24 bars. Store in an airtight container 3 to 4 days.

Here is how it turned out:
Black-Bottom Coconut BarsBlack-Bottom Coconut Bars

Join The Conversation
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
sooo good looking!! oh yum.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
OK! I so made these Wednesday night, let them cool, and brought them along with me to girls weekend at the beach. BIG HIT! They are delish, and the bottom reminds me of those top! Thanks for the recipe haute77!!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
the coffee shop downstairs sells something quite simliar in look to these they call "coconut dream brownies" i am making these tonight to take with me to the beach this weekend. yay for baking! the awesome thing? I only have to buy the coconut! yay!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
tralala2 tralala2 9 years
Yummy yummy, definitely going to have to try these!
tshellyedwards tshellyedwards 9 years
Wow - looks delicious! Would be great for a dessert for a party! :)
Seraphim Seraphim 9 years
OMGosh! these are my absolute favorite things in the world! :) Mmmmmmm
llendril llendril 9 years
mmmmm. i think i will have to put these on my 'bake really soon' list!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
ohhhh man. these look GREAT!
amandaaa amandaaa 9 years
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