Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Black Bottom Coconut Bars

I have previously mentioned my looove for all things coconut so I was thrilled with this month's Cookie Carnival selection - Black Bottom Coconut Bars.

The brownie layer seems thin, but is just the right amount of rich, chocolately, goodness to balance out the coconut macaroon layer. The cookies were super easy to make and lasted for several days. Best of all, they are so rich and decadent, that I was satisfied eating only one small bar at a time (the reason they lasted for several days!) A must try for all coconut lovers!

Black Bottom Coconut Bars

from marthastewart.com

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)

2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1 package sweetened shredded coconut (7 ounces), 1/2 cup reserved for sprinkling

For chocolate base: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving a slight overhang; butter bottom and sides of foil (not overhang).
Place butter in a large microwave-safe bowl; melt in microwave. Add sugar and salt; whisk to combine. Whisk in egg, then cocoa and flour until smooth. Spread batter in prepared pan.
Bake just until sides begin to pull away from edges of pan, 10 to 15 minutes (do not overbake).

Let cool slightly while preparing coconut topping. Keep oven on for topping.

For coconut topping: In a medium bowl, whisk eggs with sugar and vanilla. Gently mix in flour and coconut (except 1/2 cup reserved for sprinkling).

Drop mounds of mixture over chocolate base; spread and pat in gently and evenly with moistened fingers. Sprinkle with reserved 1/2 cup coconut.

Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Lift cake from pan, peel off foil, and cut into 24 bars. Store in an airtight container 3 to 4 days.
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1 comment:

  1. I made this in a muffin pan. They came out really good. Your bars look fantastic.


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