Chocolate, Coconut and Walnut Bars

    55 min

    An excellent dessert that can also be enjoyed as a snack. A sweetcrust pastry is topped with a chocolate topping with coconut and walnuts.

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    Makes: 1 20x30cm tin

    • 115g butter
    • 70g dark brown soft sugar
    • 200g plain flour
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 330g dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour
    • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 120g desiccated coconut
    • 115g chopped walnuts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and 70g dark brown soft sugar until smooth. Stir in the 200g flour. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a 20x30cm tin. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until golden.
    3. In a medium bowl, mix together the eggs and 330g dark brown soft sugar. Stir in the vanilla. Combine the 4 tablespoons flour, cocoa (if desired), baking powder and salt; stir into the egg mixture. Fold in coconut and walnuts. Pour into the pre-baked base.
    4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. Cool and cut into squares.

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    This recipe, we've always known as ITALIAN BROWNIES... Not sure where that name came from... Mom makes these every year at Christmas. One nice adition is to sift powdered sugar over the top... for a pretty display. (also sweetens 'em up a bit)... 3 eggs 3 Tbsp. flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 2 1/4 C light brown sugar 1 C chopped nuts 3/4 C flaked coconut is my Mom's amounts, but Dream Bars II turns out really delicious too... and less sugar.. (makes up with the flaked coconut, which is loaded with sugar) so either way, it's about the same. Thanks for a good recipe.  -  19 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used the cocoa version and loved the flavor! I liked the coconut in it as well. Really yummy, but to be honest, I prefer brownies over these.  -  25 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Not as tasty as I had hoped. A little bland, but I think changing the ingredients slightly would help a lot. Something needs to make it sweeter.  -  26 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)