My baking experiment #156 – chocolate coconut caramel cookie bars

Happy Sunday! The weather this weekend is absolutely stunning: the sun is shining brightly, the air is crisp & slightly cool, the sky is a beautiful baby blue… Wish it would last forever!

Today i decided to bake some cookie bars. Cookie bars are very versatile; you can put whatever mix-ins you like. I happen to have a bunch of chocolate coconut truffles sitting around so i decided to chop them up and add them into my cookie base.

Of course you can add chocolate chips to make chocolate chip cookie bars, or chocolate candies like M&M’s to make monster bars, or peanut-butter cups to make PB cookie bars… the possibilities are endless!


  • 1/2 cup melted butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped coconut truffles, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line baking pan with foil.
  2. Combine 6 Tbsp melted butter, white sugar, 2 Tbsp brown sugar, vanilla and egg and mix well.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and stir into wet ingredients until dough forms. Stir in 3/4 cup chopped truffles. Press dough into pan.
  4. Combine remaining melted butter & brown sugar and pour onto dough.
  5. Bake 8-10 minutes until edges are golden. Remove from oven. Sprinkle remaining chopped truffles on top and press gently into cookie.
  6. Let cool slightly in pan before moving to wire rack. Cut into bars and enjoy!

These cookie bars are awesome: crunchy on the outside, soft & chewy inside. They taste almost like Samoa cookies with the slight but not overpowering hint of coconut.

Well, i’m off to enjoy my cookie bars on my patio with a cup of coffee and a good book. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and happy baking! 🙂


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