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Coconut Milk Bars

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WW Freestyle: 15
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Moist, gooey, super sweet Coconut Milk Bars made with milk, shredded coconut, and a sprinkle of hazelnuts.
Servings: 16
Calories: 370

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 Facts
Coconut Milk Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 247mg10%
Potassium 428mg12%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Vitamin C 2.4mg3%
Calcium 245mg25%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.