No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars

Merry Christmas Eve!

Each year this day is the same for me. I bake all day long while listening to holiday music, then I go to my mom’s for her Christmas Eve open house. I get to see my favorite little kids open presents, and then I go home and stay up until 2 a.m. wrapping more gifts. I always put off wrapping until the last minute. Procrasti-wrapping. It’s totally a thing!

Maybe you’ve got your wrapping in order, and instead are a procrasti-baker (also a thing!). If so, you may appreciate this recipe. It’s simple and delicious – chocolaty and chewy! It has a buttercream topping that can be made festive with holiday confetti sprinkles.

No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars

The base of this recipe is made with graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, a little cocoa powder, sweetened flake coconut and butter. You mix all of that up and press it in a pan. See? So easy!

The buttercream is pretty much your basic confectioners’ frosting, but it goes so well with these bars. Together with the chocolate cookie bar, it tastes like a coconut Oreo!

No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars

Chill the pan in the refrigerator until firm. This makes for the neatest slices when cut with a large chef’s knife. I enjoyed these straight from the refrigerator, but they were even better when they came to room temperature!

Thanks so much to everyone who has visited during these 24 days of advent goodies. Boy, it went by quick! Love and love and love to you this Christmas and in the New Year!!!

-h

Want more giftable goodies? 

Last year’s twenty-fourth day advent recipe was 

Rocky Road Brownie Mix!

No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars

Heather Baird
This no-bake recipe is made with graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, a little cocoa powder, sweetened flake coconut and butter. Buttercream makes and easy and tasty topping.
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Prep Time 20 mins
2 hours chill time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

Bars

  • 1 3/4 cups 155g graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup 75g sweetened flake coconut
  • 1/4 cup 30g dark cocoa
  • 1/4 cup 60g brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup 120 ml unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons water

Frosting

  • 2 cups 250g powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup 113g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cheerful holiday confetti sprinkles and nonpareils

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with foil.
  • Mix cracker crumbs, coconut, cocoa and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add melted butter and stir to combine. Press mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Chill.
  • To make the frosting, whip the powdered sugar and butter in a large bowl together with an electric mixer until combined. Add milk or cream to thin if needed. Add extract and beat on high speed until light and fluffy. Spread the frosting on top of the chilled bars. Immediately sprinkle on the confetti and nonpareils. Chill until ready to serve.
  • Remove the bars from the pan by lifting it out by the foil. Peel away the foil and cut into squares. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Keyword dark cocoa powder, flake coconut, graham cracker crumbs
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Tina Vesić
Tina Vesić
4 years ago

They look so yummy!
Merry Christmas!!! ??

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
4 years ago
Reply to  Tina Vesić

Merry Christmas, lovely Tina!

xo-h

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

Making these today!!

Alison
Alison
4 years ago

Merry Christmas, Heather! Thanks for all the Advent posts. Every year, you come up with the best recipes. When I make and gift your treats, the recipients go crazy. I steer them to you to share the Sprinklebakes love!

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
4 years ago
Reply to  Alison

Alison! Thank you for trying my recipes. I'm glad they've helped you spread some holiday cheer. I hope you have a happy christmas and 2017!!!
xo-h

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

I love coconut and these look amazing! Definitely going on my to-do list this week 🙂

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

Yummy chocolate recipe. Very tempting. Ill definitely try this one.