I’m back at in the baking zone, in particular because I have those sweet tooth’s in the house, in particular everyone but me. But let me stop there for the time being. I say stop because these coconut dessert bars are not only addicting, but holy moly are they delicious.
This all started because I bought a bag of shredded coconut some time ago, and yes it is still fresh, as I was going to knock out some coconut shrimp for my wife and kids. Well, that never happened. I got side tracked, and I will admit that. Three kids, a busy work schedule, well, sometimes I just get spent. But I ALWAYS LOOK AT THAT BAG OF SHREDDED COCONUT. That is when my daughter showed up in the kitchen while I was looking at that bag of coconut, and (she gets me every time as she loves to cook with me) I asked if she could help me with making a dessert. Of course she was sold on making these. What kid or adult would not be!
These bars not only are addicting, but they last a long time. A little bit will do you just fine.
Let’s get started.
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- ~ 3 cups of Quaker oatmeal flakes
- 1/2 cup of butterscotch chips
- 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ~ 2 cups shredded Mounds, sweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
- 2o Rolo chocolate candies
- parchment paper
Simple, fun, awesome. Preheat your oven to 360 degrees.
Here we go.
To about an 8×8 or baking glass/pot to hold your materials (forgive me, I’m not a baker), line it with parchment paper.
To a bowl, add the oats, the salt, then drizzle in the melted butter. Stir.
Next take that baking glass/pot/sheet, what have you, and add the buttery flakes. Push down with the back of a wooden spoon.
Next, distribute your chocolate chips, and your butterscotch chips (love), along the top.
Top with the coconut flakes, add the Rolo’s, about an inch apart or so, then pour over the condensed milk. I NEVER DO THIS, I ONLY DO IT FOR THE KIDS.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes. Just make sure you take a peak as that coconut can turn on you, about 18-20 minutes in. Once the coconut is lightly golden, remove, and let cool.
Once cooled, slice into your bite-sized pieces, and go at it. Again, I’m not a sweet tooth, but holy moly, these coconut dessert bars are a winner. Kids loved them, I loved them (weird), and we brushed our teeth’s three times a day (or at least I did). Hope you enjoy!