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Black Bottom Coconut Bars

Black Bottom Coconut Bars

I hope everyone is enjoying their Easter Sunday! We are celebrating with the Dewey family today. We will do an egg hunt with the kids and enjoy a tasty dinner later on.

So Wicked was AWESOME yesterday. LOVED IT! We sat in the third row, ten feet from the stage. It was perfect. I loved it from start to finish. It was a very fun day! My hubs is the best!

I am sure you all have your Easter dessert menu taken care of, but if you are looking for a last minute treat, I have a good one for you, Black Bottom Coconut Bars. The bottom layer tastes like a brownie, that alone makes this treat divine, but the goodness doesn’t stop there, it only gets better. The top is sugary coconut heaven! There is a nice thick layer of coconut, and the top gets toasted in the oven. I love toasted coconut. This bar has it all!

I am going out of town tomorrow for work. I will be in Vernal, Utah all week. I am NOT excited. Vernal is a very small place so I don’t know if I will have internet access much. So if I am not around, you know why! I will try to be in touch when I can! Have a very Happy Easter!




Black Bottom Coconut Bars
Adapted from Everyday Food

(Printable Recipe)


  • FOR CHOCOLATE BASE
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
  • 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 COCONUT TOPPING
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 package sweetened shredded coconut (7 ounces), 1/2 cup reserved for sprinkling
    1. For chocolate base: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 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 1/2 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 1/2 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.
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    68 Responses to “Black Bottom Coconut Bars”

    1. 1
      Erica — April 12, 2009 @ 7:35 am

      Looks great! The coconut is perfect for easter :) Hope you guys have fun with the egg hunt!

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      Dawn — April 12, 2009 @ 7:48 am

      OK I must try these. I love coconut and this is it.

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      VeggieGirl — April 12, 2009 @ 7:57 am

      Loooovely bars!!

      We’re doing an egg hunt here today too :-) Have a blast and Happy Easter!!

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      Tracey — April 12, 2009 @ 8:04 am

      I love toasted coconut too so these look fabulous! So many recipes I want to try and so little time :)

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      Megan — April 12, 2009 @ 8:23 am

      These bars look so good. Everything you make looks so goods and I want to make it too. Stumbled!

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      Risa — April 12, 2009 @ 8:40 am

      You can tell from my recent posts I love toasted coconut too. These bars look great.

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      Jodi — April 12, 2009 @ 9:35 am

      The bars look incredible. I love coconut!

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      Rosa's Yummy Yums — April 12, 2009 @ 9:38 am

      A wonderful treat! Great combo!

      cheers,

      Rosa

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      Victor Yu — April 12, 2009 @ 9:57 am

      Looks good. Great job!

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      Lori Lynn — April 12, 2009 @ 10:01 am

      Your coconut bars look awesome. Been eating a lot of coconut macaroons around here (for Passover).

      Wishing you and Josh a fabulous Easter!
      Lori Lynn

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      Kerstin — April 12, 2009 @ 10:03 am

      I love the super thick coconut layer on top! I’m glad you had fun at Wicked and Happy Easter!

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      ttfn300 — April 12, 2009 @ 10:43 am

      aah, Wicked was great :) have fun hunting and eating these bars!!

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      Balance, Joy and Delicias! — April 12, 2009 @ 11:55 am

      these look scrumptious!!! coconut are so good for treats!!!
      happy Eater! :)

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      Cafe Johnsonia — April 12, 2009 @ 1:24 pm

      Oh, yes…I will be making those soon. Very soon.

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      LunaCafe — April 12, 2009 @ 1:46 pm

      Yuuummm… Two of my favorite food groups in one convenient mouthful. :-)…Susan

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      Pearl — April 12, 2009 @ 2:20 pm

      coconut? mm! have a wonderful Easter :)

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      Monica H — April 12, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

      happy Easter to you too!

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      Natashya — April 12, 2009 @ 3:22 pm

      Delicious looking bars, I love coconut.
      I have read Wicked, but none of Gregory Maguire’s other fantasy books – let me know if you recommend any.
      So glad you loved the play, I saw it a couple of years ago with my daughter, but we were in the back of a large venue.

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      heather — April 12, 2009 @ 5:01 pm

      Gosh, these are pretty! Yes – a “gosh”-inducing dessert… chocolate and coconut are a perfect pair.

      Cheers and Happy Easter,

      *Heather*

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      Leslie — April 12, 2009 @ 5:38 pm

      Easter is not the same without something coconut. Looks divine

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      Priscilla — April 12, 2009 @ 6:22 pm

      Looks completely and totally amazing. Happy Easter Maria!

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      Sharon — April 12, 2009 @ 6:35 pm

      Have a safe trip and Happy Easter! Those bars look amazing…I love the color contrast!

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      Elyse — April 12, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

      Vernal, Utah? I wish you could come to San Francisco instead. These black bottom coconut bars look amazing! Hope you had a great Easter with the Deweys. Oh, and I so want to go see Wicked now!

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      Ingrid — April 12, 2009 @ 7:35 pm

      Happy Easter! Hopeyou guys had a great one!

      Thanks for sharing the recipe. They do look good!

      Btw, have a safe trip!
      ~ingrid

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      Heather — April 12, 2009 @ 8:14 pm

      i LOVED Wicked! glad you had so much fun! black bottom anything makes me happy :)

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      Darius T. Williams — April 13, 2009 @ 4:52 am

      Looks like a perfect sweet ending (or beginning – lol)

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      Meghan — April 13, 2009 @ 5:40 am

      These bars look fantastic! Glad you liked Wicked :)

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      Donna-FFW — April 13, 2009 @ 5:40 am

      These bars look absolutely decadent. Love the combo of chocolate and coconut..

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      A_and_N — April 13, 2009 @ 6:16 am

      The bars look wicked cool :)

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      Veron — April 13, 2009 @ 6:17 am

      I am not one to favor coconut immediately in a dessert but I find I am always surprised at how tasty they could be and they are mighty tasty with a healthy dose of chocolate!

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      Bridgett — April 13, 2009 @ 8:50 am

      Ooooh, these are divine! I love the combination of chocolate and coconut. Perfect!

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      pinkstripes — April 13, 2009 @ 9:46 am

      Those sound awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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      Daziano — April 13, 2009 @ 10:20 am

      YUM!!!

      Happy Easter – Buona Pasqua!!!

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      stephchows — April 13, 2009 @ 10:20 am

      These look amazingly decadent! For some reason I totally associate shredded coconut with this holiday… must be all the fake green grass :)

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      Kristen616 — April 13, 2009 @ 11:33 am

      YUM these look fabulous!!!

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      Jessica — April 13, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

      Oh, these look so wonderful! I have been on a huge coconut kick lately and I will definitely have to try these.

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      Spinachtiger — April 13, 2009 @ 12:49 pm

      Now I know what to do with all my left over coconut. Yum.

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      Kara — April 13, 2009 @ 1:14 pm

      I love coconut too, especially toasted. Paired with chocolate I am really in trouble!

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      The Blonde Duck — April 13, 2009 @ 1:17 pm

      Oh yum! I hope you had a good Easter!

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      BitterSweet — April 13, 2009 @ 2:29 pm

      Oh I love coconut- These sound amazing!

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