Black Bottom Coconut Bars
I hope everyone is enjoying their Easter Sunday! We are celebrating with the Dewey family today. We will do an egg hunt with the kids and enjoy a tasty dinner later on.
So Wicked was AWESOME yesterday. LOVED IT! We sat in the third row, ten feet from the stage. It was perfect. I loved it from start to finish. It was a very fun day! My hubs is the best!
I am sure you all have your Easter dessert menu taken care of, but if you are looking for a last minute treat, I have a good one for you, Black Bottom Coconut Bars. The bottom layer tastes like a brownie, that alone makes this treat divine, but the goodness doesn't stop there, it only gets better. The top is sugary coconut heaven! There is a nice thick layer of coconut, and the top gets toasted in the oven. I love toasted coconut. This bar has it all!
I am going out of town tomorrow for work. I will be in Vernal, Utah all week. I am NOT excited. Vernal is a very small place so I don't know if I will have internet access much. So if I am not around, you know why! I will try to be in touch when I can! Have a very Happy Easter!
Black Bottom Coconut Bars
Adapted from Everyday Food
- 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.
Looks great! The coconut is perfect for easter :) Hope you guys have fun with the egg hunt!
OK I must try these. I love coconut and this is it.
We're doing an egg hunt here today too :-) Have a blast and Happy Easter!!
I love toasted coconut too so these look fabulous! So many recipes I want to try and so little time :)
These bars look so good. Everything you make looks so goods and I want to make it too. Stumbled!
You can tell from my recent posts I love toasted coconut too. These bars look great.
The bars look incredible. I love coconut!
A wonderful treat! Great combo!
Looks good. Great job!
Your coconut bars look awesome. Been eating a lot of coconut macaroons around here (for Passover).
Wishing you and Josh a fabulous Easter!
I love the super thick coconut layer on top! I'm glad you had fun at Wicked and Happy Easter!
aah, Wicked was great :) have fun hunting and eating these bars!!
these look scrumptious!!! coconut are so good for treats!!!
happy Eater! :)
Oh, yes...I will be making those soon. Very soon.
Yuuummm... Two of my favorite food groups in one convenient mouthful. :-)...Susan
coconut? mm! have a wonderful Easter :)
happy Easter to you too!
Delicious looking bars, I love coconut.
I have read Wicked, but none of Gregory Maguire's other fantasy books - let me know if you recommend any.
So glad you loved the play, I saw it a couple of years ago with my daughter, but we were in the back of a large venue.
Gosh, these are pretty! Yes - a "gosh"-inducing dessert... chocolate and coconut are a perfect pair.
Cheers and Happy Easter,
Easter is not the same without something coconut. Looks divine
Looks completely and totally amazing. Happy Easter Maria!
Have a safe trip and Happy Easter! Those bars look amazing...I love the color contrast!
Vernal, Utah? I wish you could come to San Francisco instead. These black bottom coconut bars look amazing! Hope you had a great Easter with the Deweys. Oh, and I so want to go see Wicked now!
Happy Easter! Hopeyou guys had a great one!
Thanks for sharing the recipe. They do look good!
Btw, have a safe trip!
i LOVED Wicked! glad you had so much fun! black bottom anything makes me happy :)
Looks like a perfect sweet ending (or beginning - lol)
These bars look fantastic! Glad you liked Wicked :)
These bars look absolutely decadent. Love the combo of chocolate and coconut..
The bars look wicked cool :)
I am not one to favor coconut immediately in a dessert but I find I am always surprised at how tasty they could be and they are mighty tasty with a healthy dose of chocolate!
Ooooh, these are divine! I love the combination of chocolate and coconut. Perfect!
Those sound awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Easter - Buona Pasqua!!!
These look amazingly decadent! For some reason I totally associate shredded coconut with this holiday... must be all the fake green grass :)
YUM these look fabulous!!!
Oh, these look so wonderful! I have been on a huge coconut kick lately and I will definitely have to try these.
Now I know what to do with all my left over coconut. Yum.
I love coconut too, especially toasted. Paired with chocolate I am really in trouble!
Oh yum! I hope you had a good Easter!
Oh I love coconut- These sound amazing!
Yum! I love these! Yours turned out fantastic!
The brownie bottom with coconut sounds delicious!
I'm loving your coconut recipes! These sound so great. I definitely have to try them for my Dad. He loves coconut even more than I do!
These look sinfully delicious. You can't beat coconut with chocolate.
I am glad you liked Wicked - I really want to see it.
I've made something similar and all I can say is that coconut and chocolate are a winning combo!! They look fantastic!
These sound delicious! Wasn't WICKED amazing!?!
This is one of those treats I would savour and eat slowly in layers.
I'm drooling right now...
Glad you had a happy Easter. :)
This looks so moist, I bet it was to die for!
oh I love chocolate and coconut and these must be so delicious :)
Looks very good. Chocolate and coconut where can you go wrong. Safe trip.
Yumm! I made these a long time ago. Your photo reminds me I should make them again...
really, the only way to improve upon the wonderful flavor of coconut is to toss in some chocolate. lovely. :)
Yummy I would love one of these right now! Have a safe trip!
Wicked is my FAVORITE!! So glad you enjoyed it! Those coconut bars look AWESOME!
Ladies and Gentleman....Fans of Two Peas and Their Pod.
The latest post was this one, Friday the 10th. Maria spent the weekend watching "Wicked" and than bringing her cookery mastery to my house.
Yes its true, I am Lincoln Dewey and often get to experience Josh and Maria's cooking first hand.
I jokingly told Maria that I would take care of the blog while she was away at work for the week. I dont have authority to post on the blog directly....but I can post comments just like the rest of you folks.
So Never fear I will dazzle and entertain right here in the comment section of "Black Bottom Coconut Bars"
If Maria returns I will go dark...but keep your eyes peeled right here for the next week.
Oh wow, what a treat I love coconut, never made anything like this, sounds like a great recipe to try.
How scrumptious!! I love the combo!
These look divine!
Isn't Wicked amazing??!! I've seen it 3 times (Seattle, LA, NYC) and loved it every time. Glad you could experience it.
Este postre se ve delicioso, soy una enamorada del coco, así que seguro me encantará.
The coconut bars look divine! Sorry you're sick. Hope you feel better soon!
Oh, I'm quite jealous that you got to see Wicked! I really want to see that show. Glad you enjoyed it! These bars look fantastic! Hope you had a great Easter.
I can't describe how much I love coconut! I even brought back a coconut scraper thingamajig from the Philippines so that I can have it freshly grated. This is a perfect combo of two loves - coconut and chocolate.!
mmm. I love coconut anything.
Wow, these look amazing. Coconut and chocolate, that's gotta taste great.
These look amazing - I love the blend of coconut and chocolate together.
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Well done, keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing more of these wonderful recipes come swimming down my tweetstream.
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