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These raspberry coconut bars are every coconut and raspberry lover's dream! It will satisfy any sweet tooth! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

These raspberry coconut bars are every coconut and raspberry lover's dream! It will satisfy any sweet tooth! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a good weekend :)

It was perfect weather here in the DC-area this weekend – 70’s and sunny. Jason and I decided to hit up a local winery with a couple friends of ours. Most wineries in this area take about an hour to get to because they’re all tucked away in the country. It’s so pretty and sometimes I wish we would just pick up from our city-burb-ish life and move to the country. It’s so serene and peaceful. I probably wouldn’t be as stressed, either, but then I’m always going to miss the hustle-bustle of city life. Anyway, so what I really like about wineries in the area is that you can bring your own food and have a picnic as long as you drink their wine! The winery we went to this weekend had this big lake called Shadow Lake and we walked around it after we had our little picnic and drinks. Loved getting some sun and quality time with friends! Did you do anything fun this weekend?

Oh, we also started watching True Detectives. I know, so behind on every show out there, but we don’t like watching shows as the season is going on, if you know what I mean? We like binge-watching and not having to wait week after week in suspense of what’s going to happen next, haha – oh and Game of Thrones (we’re only on season 2 so no spoilers, please) – OMG. One strong sentiment: we hate Joffrey!!

These raspberry coconut bars are every coconut and raspberry lover's dream! It will satisfy any sweet tooth! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

 

These raspberry coconut bars are every coconut and raspberry lover's dream! It will satisfy any sweet tooth! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

If you have a MAJOR sweet tooth, then this dessert is for you. It’s insanely decadent and really rich but it’s oh-so-good. The raspberry, chocolate, and coconut flavors are so delicious. I love loads of coconut in my desserts and there is plenty on this bar! Definitely make a batch of these and share with your friends – they’ll love you ;) you can also use any type of preserve that you fancy – I’ve tried this with peach and it’s just as delicious!

These raspberry coconut bars are every coconut and raspberry lover's dream! It will satisfy any sweet tooth! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

 

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Raspberry Coconut Bars
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

These raspberry coconut bars are every coconut and raspberry lover's dream!

Servings: 1 9 x 13-inch pan
Ingredients
For the crust
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted (1/2 cup of butter)
For the bars
  • 3 1/2 cups shredded sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1: 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups raspberry preserves, or any flavor you want
  • 1 cup Diamond chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper leaving a 2-inch overhang on either side. Lightly grease the bottom and sides of the pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until all crumbs are moistened and when pinched together, it comes together and doesn't crumble.
  3. Press graham cracker crumbs into bottom of prepared baking pan then evenly sprinkle coconut flakes on top then drizzle the sweetened condensed milk all over the coconut flakes. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Gently spread the raspberry preserves evenly over the top of the coconut mixture using an offset spatula to help.
  5. Sprinkle chopped walnuts and mini chocolate chips on top.
  6. Let cool to room temperature then cut into bars.
Recipe Notes

For clean, straight cuts, I placed my bars in the fridge overnight and used a warm knife (by running it under hot water) to cut the bars into squares. Inspired by Mom on Time Out


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Posted on May 19, 2014

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  1. 05/19/2014 at 6:41 am

    These bars look like a great treat for any sweet tooth! :)

    • cookingmommy
      05/19/2014 at 10:28 am

      This is an absolutely beautiful recipe that I am going to make for the kids tomorrow morning. I love the way you makes these, they are a perfect snack, the berries are fantastic. I am going to serve this to our dieting group on Wednesday, the berries cause weight loss.

  2. 05/19/2014 at 6:54 am

    Did anyone say coconut? These bars look really good ^^ I used to dislike coconut so much, but nowadays it’s one of my favorite flavors :) yum! Thank you for sharing :3

  3. 05/19/2014 at 7:30 am

    These look amazing Julie! Raspberry and chocolate is one of my favorite dessert combinations. You and Jason should check out Cobbler Mountain Cellars the next time you hit up the wineries. My bf and I went recently, and it’s sooo beautiful and the owners were so nice that we literally never want to go to another winery again.

    • Julie
      05/19/2014 at 8:09 am

      Thanks for the tip, Maggie! We’re always looking for new wineries to try :) going to add that to the list!

  4. 05/19/2014 at 7:35 am

    These are gorgeous and so packed with flavor!! Such a fun dessert. And so jealous of the wineries… not for the wine but because they’re just so pretty and seem so relaxing!

  5. 05/19/2014 at 8:16 am

    These are just a sight for sore eyes this morning!! Lovely!!!

  6. 05/19/2014 at 8:29 am

    Sharing these bars everywhere today! LOVE :)

  7. 05/19/2014 at 8:35 am

    Love all the flavors going on in there!! So pretty!

  8. 05/19/2014 at 8:45 am

    These good so-o-o-o good! The raspberry and chocolate are a winning combination in my book.

  9. 05/19/2014 at 8:50 am

    What a great summer dessert! I need to add True Detectives to our list – we have been looking for a new show to binge on! We just watched the first two episodes of Parenthood last night and it seems pretty good so far.

  10. 05/19/2014 at 9:09 am

    Wow, wow, and wow! These look like layer upon layer of deliciousness.

    And True Detective is on my list! I have so many friends recommending it!

  11. 05/19/2014 at 9:14 am

    This are magnificent. Exactly what I want in a bar- they have all my favorites. I have 1 jar of homemade raspberry jam sitting on my pantry shelf….these would be perfect for teacher appreciation next week!

  12. 05/19/2014 at 9:25 am

    This looks insanely crazy good – my type of dessert.

  13. 05/19/2014 at 9:42 am

    Yay for coconut! Love these bars!

  14. 05/19/2014 at 9:48 am

    Sounds like great weekend to me :) and oh wow on these bars! They truly do look decadent and incredible!

  15. 05/19/2014 at 9:53 am

    I sooooooo wish I was having 87 of these this morning! I need a good perk up!

  16. 05/19/2014 at 10:10 am

    Oh my goodness these bars look too good to be true! I love how clear all the layers are!

  17. 05/19/2014 at 10:13 am

    These look AMAZING, Julie, wow! Seriously craving these now. Naomi and I LOVED True Detective, so bummed that it ended. One of our favorites of all time.

  18. 05/19/2014 at 10:23 am

    I could really use one of these bars today! I’m so having a Monday. :( I’ll take the whole pan, please!

  19. 05/19/2014 at 12:04 pm

    Over the top delicious! Love the raspberry and coconut combo!

  20. 05/19/2014 at 2:18 pm

    These look so good! Geoffrey is the worst! Love Game of Thrones!

  21. 05/19/2014 at 3:06 pm

    ahh decadent indeed – these look delicious.

    And those vineyards are great… we used to go for the day to leesburg and pickle ourselves in the sun. Hope it was lovely!

  22. 05/19/2014 at 4:35 pm

    These are the most gorgeous bars, love the raspberry coconut combo!

  23. Karen
    05/19/2014 at 6:13 pm

    These look so good! Can’t wait to try these!

  24. 05/20/2014 at 10:04 am

    Those bars look so good! The raspberry, coconut and chocolate combo is amazing!

  25. 05/20/2014 at 2:12 pm

    Aw, the pictures of these are amazing! And who would have thought the recipe would be so easy? Love them!

  26. 05/20/2014 at 10:14 pm

    We are having some great weather too and I have been waiting for it! Love these bars, Julie!

  27. 05/21/2014 at 2:39 am

    These bars are perfection, Julie! I haven’t baked in a long time but I think that needs to change very soon!

  28. 05/21/2014 at 5:40 am

    I’m definitely a coconut lover. We always have several different types of coconut in this household ready for baking and cooking. I think I’d love these!

  29. 05/21/2014 at 10:30 am

    I’ve been seeing this all OVER Pinterest, so I just HAD to check it out. I think I should be armed with a nice cup of coffee if I try tackling these bars!

  30. 05/21/2014 at 10:26 pm

    Ben and I are so behind on this season of Game of Thrones – but seriously Joffrey is the devil. WORST!!! Also – these are absolutely divine looking. Look at those chips on top!

  31. 05/25/2014 at 8:02 pm

    These look amazing and the combination of raspberry and coconut is one of my favorites!!

  32. 05/26/2014 at 12:07 pm

    These sound incredible! I made some raspberry and coconut muffins the other day and it’s an absolute killer combo – can’t wait to try these!

  33. Ann P
    06/17/2014 at 8:11 pm

    Oh are these yummy and decadent! Just made these for my hubby, his son and grandson. They are headed hiking for a few days. I’m not sure there will be any left before they go…hmmm they may be a little messy to take along anyway. That excuse will leave more for me to eat! Thanks for sharing. I will be making these again for sure.

    • Julie
      06/18/2014 at 8:32 am

      Great to hear, Ann! :)

  34. Joann
    01/18/2016 at 6:13 pm

    These look heaven!! Any way i can make these dairy free?

    • Julie
      01/19/2016 at 6:52 am

      Unfortunately, you can’t. The condensed milk helps bind it all together and helps it hold its shape. Sorry! :(

  35. 01/19/2016 at 12:26 am

    Hi, just wanted to confirm once baked after 20 min do you bake the raspberry conserve and wa,nuts with choc chips or you just add them once taken out of the oven and top them on top??

    • Julie
      01/19/2016 at 6:51 am

      You just add them once you take the crust out of the oven :)

  36. Margita
    01/19/2016 at 11:18 am

    Hi, is there any way to substitute condensed milk in this recipe? We don’t have it in my country.

    • Julie
      01/20/2016 at 9:00 am

      Unfortunately, I haven’t found a good substitute for that :( I’m sorry!

  37. Karen
    01/07/2017 at 10:42 pm

    Thank you so much for the raspberry coconut bar recipe.

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