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Megans Cookin: Chocolate Almond Coconut Bar recipe

Friday, October 2, 2009

Chocolate Almond Coconut Bar recipe


 It’s the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies.


It may seem far off to you, but the holidays are right around the corner! Halloween will be gone before you know it and soon it will be Christmas, with menus to plan, presents to buy, and cookies to bake.

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When April from Abby Sweets asked  Barbara  from Barbara Bakes and myself  if we wanted to do 12 weeks of Christmas cookies”, how could I say no? 

There is always so many new cookies I want to try and what perfect time to “research” a new batch of cookies a week till Christmas.Then we’ll  see which one’s make it to the Christmas Cookie Platter this year!

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 Week one! 

Chocolate Almond Coconut Bars.

This is actually a Macaroon Bar recipe I made before,  but this time I added almond extract. It was perfect with the coconut and the chocolate and brought this macaroon bar to a new level. I just wished I had put some toasted sliced almonds on the top. But you can! Just give these easy bars a try!

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 Stay tuned  on Friday’s for

The 12 weeks of Christmas Cookies! 

And go check out Aprils Cinnamon Crisp Cookie recipe Barbara’s recipe of Molasses Cinnamon Crisp Cookies with Cinnamon Chips!


 I’m linking this to Food Friday at Designs By Gollum.

Go check out what everyone else is making!

Chocolate Almond Coconut Bars

Recipe adapted from Nestle Toll House

  • 1 pkg chocolate cake mix
  • 1/3 C. butter
  • 2 lg eggs, divided
  • 1 (14oz) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2C (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 C. flaked coconut divided
  • 3/4C. chopped nuts(optional)

1. Beat cake mix, butter and 1 egg in large mixing bowl until mixture is crumbly. Firmly press onto bottom of greased 9x13in pan.

2. Combine sweetened condensed milk, remaining egg, and vanilla in medium bowl. Stir in chocolate chips, 1C. coconut and nuts. Spread over mixture in baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining coconut.

3. Bake in preheated 350F oven for 30-40 minutes till golden brown.(center will set when cooled). Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

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Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

I'm looking forward to all your great cookie ideas! This sounds like an Almond Joy only better!

October 2, 2009 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger Coleens Recipes said...

I'm really looking forward to reading about your bakers challenge. It's almost like having someone helping me in my kitchen!!

October 2, 2009 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

I am always up for cookies! Looking good!

October 3, 2009 at 12:37 AM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

What a terrific baking club to join. Love, love cookies. I am looking forward to all your posts.

October 3, 2009 at 5:40 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Good for you for getting a jump on the season. It flys by so quickly that planning ahead like this is crucial!

October 3, 2009 at 7:26 AM  
Blogger Reeni said...

These look excellent! There's something about bar cookies I love. Their my favorites.

October 3, 2009 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

WOW!!! I only have two words to say about these cookies. YUMMY!!! YUM!!!

THANKS!!! for visiting my blog, your welcome anytime.


October 3, 2009 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger tinyskillet said...

I think I gained a few pounds just looking at the picture! Now these are what I'd call a cookie, yum!!! I love bars, and almonds are the way to go if you have to put nuts in them. Now I can't wait for Fridays, okay I always like Fridays, but this is another reason :)

October 3, 2009 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger April said...

These look so good! Can't wait to see what is next week!

October 3, 2009 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

In that first photo you can see how moist they are!

October 3, 2009 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

Iagree with Barbara .. almond joy like but better. Looking forward to your other cookies!

October 3, 2009 at 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

12 weeks?! Oh my goodness... I have so much to do before Christmas! Just had a mini panic, but I'm good now. The cookies loon fantastic, though!

October 3, 2009 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger buffalodick said...

They look stupid good! Definition of "stupid good"- mindless enjoyment!

October 4, 2009 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Kelsey B. said...

I am trying SOO hard not to make Christmas cookies yet, and now I am dying to!

October 4, 2009 at 6:19 PM  
Anonymous noble pig said...

What a cool little event, this sounds yummy and now I'm in holiday mode....gah!

October 4, 2009 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

These are so good! I will be back to check on the other additions:) Just wanted to thank you for posting to Crock Pot Wednesday last week and to let you know that this week's Mister Linky is already up and waiting for you. Thanks again. Debbie at

October 5, 2009 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

This is truly a brilliant idea. I'm like you--there's always so many great ideas to try!

October 5, 2009 at 12:15 PM  
Anonymous Kate @ Savour Fare said...

OK, but what do you do with all the cookies? I try to restrict my Christmas Cookie Baking to Christmastime. Those look scrumptious!

October 6, 2009 at 11:21 AM  
Anonymous Nutmeg Nanny said...

This looks great! It looks similar to something another blogger and I are starting. Gotta love Christmas!

October 7, 2009 at 7:52 PM  

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