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Coconut Milk Bars

Katerina | Diethood
Moist, gooey, super sweet Coconut Milk Bars are made with milk, shredded coconut, and a sprinkle of hazelnuts.
Servings : 16 servings
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs

Ingredients
  

For the Milk Mixture
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter , cut into 6 cubes
  • 3 cups powdered milk
  • 2 cups shredded coconut , divided
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts , chopped
For the Crust
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter , softened
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

For the Milk Mixture
  • Pour water and sugar in a large sauce pan and bring to a boil; continue to boil for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add in butter; stir until melted.
  • Gradually pour in the powdered milk while continuously whisking until thickened and smooth.
  • Let sit in cool temperature for 2 hours, or until completely cooled and thick, but spreadable.
  • In the meantime prepare the crust.
For the Crust
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Grease a 9x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper with baking spray and set aside.
  • In medium-sized bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate large bowl, with a mixer beat together brown sugar, butter, oil, egg and vanilla until smooth.
  • Stir in the flour mixture and mix until well blended.
  • Take about 2/3 of the dough to the prepared pan and press the dough down onto the bottom of the pan in an even layer.
  • Spread 1 cup of the shredded coconut on top of the dough.
  • Put the pan in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and spread the cooled milk mixture over the baked crust.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the dough over the milk mixture.
  • Evenly sprinkle the chopped hazelnuts and layer the rest of the shredded coconut.
  • Put back in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until puffed up and golden brown
  • Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 370 kcal | Carbohydrates: 49 g | Protein: 8 g | Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Cholesterol: 37 mg | Sodium: 247 mg | Potassium: 428 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 40 g | Vitamin A: 285 IU | Vitamin C: 2.4 mg | Calcium: 245 mg | Iron: 1.1 mg | Net Carbs: 48 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bar cookies, coconut bar, dessert bars