Chewy Coconut Bars




This is an easy, tasty recipe that gives a unique twist to the typical cookie bar,, it's not a low-cal recipe, but it's definitely a yummy excuse to be a bit naughty!

Chewy Coconut Bars

makes 18 bars

Ingredients:
  •     2 cups all-purpose flour
  •     1 teaspoon baking powder
  •     2 cups packed brown sugar
  •     1/2 teaspoon salt
  •     2/3 cup shortening
  •     3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  •     3 eggs
  •     1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  •     1/2 cup shredded coconut
  •     1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Instructions:
  1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2.     In large bowl, cream the shortening, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Slowly blend in flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut. Spread the mixture evenly in pan.
  3.     Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool before cutting into bars.