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So Simple Coconut Macaroon Bars

So Simple Coconut Macaroon Bars
So Simple Coconut Macaroon Bars

These  So Simple Coconut Macaroon Bars are really a dream come true! They are easy to make, perfectly sweet, and utterly irresistible. Because these delectable dessert bars use coconut, they have a partiuclarly tropical flavor that makes them perfect for spring and summer.

Bake these dessert bars for your Mother's Day brunch or bring them to a picnic in the sun. There's really nothing to it, and your whole family will be asking you for the recipe. Its simple, refreshing, tropical taste of coconuts makes these dessert bars taste just like coconut macaroon cookies!

Makes12

Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time30 min

Cooking MethodOven

Easy

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 (8-ounce) tube refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Instructions

  1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.

  3. Place ½ of the coconut over the bottom of the baking dish.

  4. Combine the sweetened condensed milk with the vanilla. 

  5. Drizzle half the mixture over the coconut.

  6. After opening the crescent dough, roll it out. Pinch together the seams of the dough to form one sheet.

  7. Carefully place the dough in the baking dish over the coconut layer.

  8. Drizzle the remaining condensed milk mixture over the dough and sprinkle remaining coconut on top.

  9. Bake 30-35 minutes until golden brown. Allow pan to cool.

  10. Heat heavy cream. Pour cream over the chocolate chips and mix well.

  11. Drizzle the chocolate over the bars. Sprinkle toasted almonds on top. Cut into bars.

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I'm a huge fan of coconut, and these dessert bars did not disappoint! They were a little too sticky, but they were the perfect amount of sweetness!

In the future, I would probably add a bit more chocolate or nuts, since coconut can be pretty overpowering, but I liked it nevertheless!

I would have liked them in the traditional macaroon shape because it is easier to eat. I did love the addition of chocolate and nuts!

The taste of these really did remind me of coconut macaroons! I really liked them, but they are pretty sticky to eat with your fingers.

These weren't my favorite, but they still made for a sweet treat. Next time I will probably make traditional coconut macaroons.

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