Black Bottom Coconut Bars

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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)

  • 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 sweetened shredded coconut (7 ounces), ½ 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 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.
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    I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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    1. I’m loving your coconut recipes! These sound so great. I definitely have to try them for my Dad. He loves coconut even more than I do!

    2. These look sinfully delicious. You can’t beat coconut with chocolate.

      I am glad you liked Wicked – I really want to see it.

    3. I’ve made something similar and all I can say is that coconut and chocolate are a winning combo!! They look fantastic!

    4. really, the only way to improve upon the wonderful flavor of coconut is to toss in some chocolate. lovely. 🙂

    5. Ladies and Gentleman….Fans of Two Peas and Their Pod.

      The latest post was this one, Friday the 10th. Maria spent the weekend watching “Wicked” and than bringing her cookery mastery to my house.

      Yes its true, I am Lincoln Dewey and often get to experience Josh and Maria’s cooking first hand.

      I jokingly told Maria that I would take care of the blog while she was away at work for the week. I dont have authority to post on the blog directly….but I can post comments just like the rest of you folks.

      So Never fear I will dazzle and entertain right here in the comment section of “Black Bottom Coconut Bars”

      If Maria returns I will go dark…but keep your eyes peeled right here for the next week.

    6. Oh wow, what a treat I love coconut, never made anything like this, sounds like a great recipe to try.

    7. These look divine!

      Isn’t Wicked amazing??!! I’ve seen it 3 times (Seattle, LA, NYC) and loved it every time. Glad you could experience it.

    8. Este postre se ve delicioso, soy una enamorada del coco, así que seguro me encantará.


    9. Oh, I’m quite jealous that you got to see Wicked! I really want to see that show. Glad you enjoyed it! These bars look fantastic! Hope you had a great Easter.

    10. I can’t describe how much I love coconut! I even brought back a coconut scraper thingamajig from the Philippines so that I can have it freshly grated. This is a perfect combo of two loves – coconut and chocolate.!

    11. I loved your blog post so much I’ve included it in my Weekly top 15 recipe posts on twitter!By way of

      Well done, keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing more of these wonderful recipes come swimming down my tweetstream.

      Happy cooking,


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