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Coconut Almond Bars

These Coconut Almond Bars are a delightful homemade candy bar recipe filled with toasted coconut and topped with chocolate, caramel, and crunchy almonds!

Love almonds? Give our kringle recipe a try soon. Buttery and flaky pastry topped with sliced almonds. Or try our almond truffles for a holiday treat!

These Coconut Almond Bars are a delightful homemade candy bar recipe filled with toasted coconut and topped with chocolate, caramel, and crunchy almonds!

How to make Coconut Almond Bars

Use baking spray to coat your baking dish. Or line it with parchment paper. The sticky filling might adhere to your pan, otherwise.

While the crust is baking (for about 5-6 minutes) whip up the filling. It’s going to be very thick, so be careful when adding it on top of your crust. I used a scoop to drop tablespoons of filling evenly over my bottom layer.

When the bars are done baking, immediately sprinkle on your chocolate chips. I also added the caramel and sliced almonds at this time too. I didn’t spread my chocolate like the original recipe stated, and it turned out just fine this way. They remind me of those ooey, gooey Magic Bars!

Once cooled, store these in the refrigerator. You’ll love the chilled flavor and it keeps them from getting too soft! ENJOY.

These Coconut Almond Bars are a delightful homemade candy bar recipe filled with toasted coconut and topped with chocolate, caramel, and crunchy almonds!

More Easy Desserts

Yield: 24 bars

Coconut Almond Bars

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

These Coconut Almond Bars are a delightful homemade candy bar recipe filled with toasted coconut and topped with chocolate, caramel, and crunchy almonds!

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • ⅔ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup light Corn Syrup
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

For the Filling:

  • °1 bag (14 oz) shredded, sweetened, coconut (toasted, see recipe below)
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

For the Topping:

  • 1 bag (12 oz) milk chocolate morsels
  • ¼ cup caramel sauce
  • ½ cup Sliced Almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. On a large baking sheet, spread out coconut into a single layer. Bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Coconut should be lightly browned when done. Remove and cool.
  2. For the crust, beat together butter, corn syrup, brown sugar, almond extract, and egg yolk until smooth. Add in flour, baking powder, and salt and beat until fully combined.
  3. Pat dough into the bottom of a greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Bake for 5- 6 minutes (it will not be fully cooked) in a 350°F oven.
  4. While crust is baking, combined the toasted coconut, almond extract, sweetened condensed milk in a bowl. Drop by tablespoon onto the partially baked crust. Return to oven and bake an additional 20-22 minutes, until edges of crust are lightly browned.
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with milk chocolate chips immediately. Drizzle caramel sauce over the top and add sliced almonds. Allow to cool completely. Once cooled, cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
  6. I prefer to store this in the refrigerator to keep the bars from getting too soft. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on January 25, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. How would these be with a little sea salt sprinkled over them instead of almonds? That thought popped into my head; then my mouth started watering. I could be all wrong so thought I’d ask. 

  2. I don’t know anything else you could add to these bars to make them more scrumptious. They look totally addictive and definitely something that wouldn’t last long in my house.

  3. THOSE LOOK SO GOOD!!! So good that I had to yell it. 🙂
    Seriously, drooling looking at them. … Why do I check out baking blogs when I’m hungry.. Why?! 😛

  4. If there’s almond extract in the crust, case closed. I want these so badly! And that filling looks amazing!
    As for Valentine’s Day, there better be plans. My husband has been taught over the years to get his act together. 🙂 In return, I bake for him. Baking is love!

  5. These look ooey gooey and oh so delicious! Although anything with coconut has my attention 🙂

  6. These bars look like Almond Joys on steroids! I love how soft and gooey that middle is and anything with coconut is a favorite of mine!

  7. Dear Aimee, these almond bars look delightful! What a wonderful treat…I love coconut so these are right up my alley. xo, Catherine

  8. I agree, the time between New Year’s and Valentine’s Day should be filled with coconut….and I wish my roasted vegetables tasted just like coconut. 🙂  These bars are totally my jam, I can’t WAIT to make them.  So yummy looking!

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