Coconut Cream Bars

Coconut Cream Bars

Instant pudding mix helps make moist, chewy bar cookies easily.

30 min.prep time 1:20total time
25 bars
3 Ratings

Ingredients

Bar

2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats
1 (3.4-ounce) package instant coconut cream pudding and pie filling mix

Frosting

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Reduce speed to low; add flour, oats and pudding mix. Beat until well mixed.

Spread mixture into buttered 8-inch square baking pan. Bake for 23 to 27 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons butter in small bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Spread frosting over cooled bars; sprinkle with coconut.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 140

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 100mg

Carbohydrates: 21g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #2386B©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These bars were good, but lacking in coconut flavor. The coconut pudding mix makes the bars moist, but doesn't add much coconut flavor. I would recommend adding a 1/2 cup shredded coconut, plus 1/2 tsp- 3/4 tsp coconut extract to the bar for a more pronounced flavor. A splash of vanilla or coconut extract in the frosting would be yummy too!
I really liked these bars. I LOVE coconut though so I added a half cup to the bars also and it turned out great.
This recipe makes an easy, frequently requested, delicious dessert! I was making these for a special event and I cut them in long thin diamond shapes. They were very elegant arranged on the platter and people raved about them and asked for the recipe.
This is a delicious dessert for anyone who likes coconut.

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