Coco Loco Christmas Cookie Bars!


Hi Housewives!

Today’s recipe is for a real treat that I like to make around the holiday season.  It is a mixture between Chewy Noels, Hello Dollies and Magic Cookie Bars.  About 9 years ago, I received a recipe for Chewy Noels at my bridal shower from my brother-in-laws mother Jean.  She is a great baker.  I don’t love walnuts so I tried to think of some substitutions.  After doing some research, I came across recipes for Hello Dollies and Magic Cookie bars.  Those recipes called for sweet condensed milk and graham crackers which I didn’t have on hand at the time.  So, I figured let’s make some adjustments on all these recipes with things I did have on had, and things I liked and thus came the birth of this bar!  Since I do not love walnuts I decided to replace them with shredded coconut and dark chocolate chips.  I have been making these ever since and look forward to them this time of year.  They are great to wrap up and bring to holiday parties too.  They make a nice presentation!

  • 2 Tablespoons of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons of flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon of baking powder or soda
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips
  • 2 handfuls of sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • powdered sugar

Melt the butter in a 9 inch square pan over low heat.  Take off stove. Beat 2 eggs lightly and separately.

Combine the brown sugar, flour, baking soda, shredded coconut and chocolate chips.  Stir into eggs with the vanilla.  Then pour this mixture over the melted butter.  DO NOT STIR.

Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.  Cool on rack and then cut into oblong pieces and when cool sprinkle with confectioners  powdered sugar and Enjoy!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!


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