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Coconut Chews


Chewy and coconuty, these dessert bars can be made gluten free - or not. Easy to make and your family will love them!

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  • CRUST:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour*
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or brown rice flour
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut


Servings 12
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 40mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8x8 pan with butter or line with parchment.

Combine the butter, sugar, and flour for the crust in a medium mixing bowl. Stir until well-combined. Press the crust into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes while finishing the rest of the recipe.

Mix together the filling ingredients and pour over the crust. Bake 20 minutes more (25 minutes for the doubled recipe). Let cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!


*Gluten Free Alternative: 2/3 cup brown rice flour + 1/3 cup potato starch can be substituted for the all-purpose flour in the crust ingredients above.

Doubling this recipe will perfectly fill a 9x13 pan. Add an additional 5-10 minutes baking time for the crust a doubled recipe and an additional 5-10 minutes for the filling.

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