Strawberry Chocolate Coconut Bars

Strawberry Chocolate Coconut Bars

I told you this was coming… Remember that package of goodies that Immaculate Baking sent me?  Well fortunately for you, this isn’t the last of the creations coming your way.  I still have some gluten-free peanut butter cookies in the fridge and I know EXACTLY what I’m going to do with them, looks like you’re just going to have to wait & see, wahahaha!

Strawberry Chocolate Coconut Bars

If you haven’t gathered this from the 5 million thousand coconut recipes I’ve posted, I’m KINDA into coconut.  When I found out one of their new flavors was going to be Coconut Macaroon, l was SO excited!  One of the things I love about my job is that I get to see a product through from conception to creation.  It’s so cool to see a package that I designed when I walk into the store. And then, when I actually get to see someone put a product I designed in their shopping cart, I have a little warm fuzzy moment with myself as if I’m in on a secret.

Strawberry Chocolate Coconut Bars

The best thing about this recipe is that you only need THREE ingredients and when they are done you’ll feel like a baking genius!  All you need is (2) packs Immaculate Baking Coconut Macaroons, Strawberry Jam and Chocolate Chips!  You can get creative if you want and try different jam flavors and chips like raspberry & dark chocolate, blueberry & white chocolate or you could even spread a layer of chocolate instead of jam and use peanut butter chips. Yum!

Strawberry Chocolate Coconut Bars

Ok, are you ready? This is all you do…

1.  Bring dough to room temperature.

2.  Lightly spray a 9×9 pan with cooking spray, preheat oven to 375 F.

3.  Press the first package of coconut cookies into a single layer in the pan.

4.  Spread a layer of jam & chocolate chips on top of that.

5.  Use the 2nd package of cookies to create another layer on top of that.

6.  Bake for 15-20 minutes until nicely browned on top.  Let cool for 15 minutes and cut into squares.

Strawberry Chocolate Coconut Bars

These were SO good!  I sent them off to work with Tom the next day and I stood at the door crying and waving goodbye.  I try not to eat too many sweets but I love baking so I always send them away the next day so they’re out of the house.  Of course, I MUST do a little quality control and try one before I send them off, that is a very important part of the process!

 

3 Responses to Strawberry Chocolate Coconut Bars

  1. Kristina says:

    Mai-lis this look delish! Do they have these cookies at Whole Foods? Also, do they sell this jam? Thanks!

    • Mai-Lis says:

      Hey Kristina! I haven’t checked Whole Foods yet but I’ll take a look when I’m there next and let you know. Right now they are only in natural & organic stores which I would assume includes WF. I bought the jam there too, its really good and doesn’t have any added sugar 🙂

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