Easy Coconut Bars

    50 minutes

    These bars are quite like classic coconut macaroons except very easy to make using prepackaged devil's food cake mix. Pecans add a special touch.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 1 (520g) packet devil's food cake mix
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 1 egg
    • 1 (395g) can sweetened condensed milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 egg
    • 1 1/4 cups shredded coconut
    • 1 cup chopped pecans

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 23x33cm baking tin.
    2. In large bowl, mix together the cake mix, butter and 1 egg. Mixture will be crumbly. Press into the prepared tin.
    3. In another bowl, mix together the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and 1 egg until smooth. Stir in 1 cup of the coconut and pecans. Spread the mixture evenly over the prepared crust. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup coconut over top.
    4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack before cutting into bars.

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    This recipe was very easy, and came out quite well. I did add extra coconut. They freeze very well too.  -  22 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My family loved this recipe. The cake part wasn't crumbly, but spreadable. They thought it was like fudge brownie with coconut on top. I left out the nuts and just added extra coconut. I am going to share this recipe with friends.  -  26 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Rename this recipe. Yeah it's some kind of brownies with coconut goo on top. Very, very yummy. I left out the pecans and added 1/3 cup extra coconut to make up for it. I used a cake mix with pudding and found the base was not exactly "crumbly" but more like spreadable like, oh yeah, did I mention, brownies. Still five star good and the coconut topping added an interesting dimension to the, uhhh, brownies. Delicious. Hubby loved them too.  -  18 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)