Raspberry Coconut Bars

  • 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

     

    Raspberry Coconut Bars

    These raspberry coconut bars are every coconut and raspberry lover's dream!
    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Cook Time: 25 mins
    Total Time: 30 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 1 9 x 13-inch pan
    Calories: 304kcal
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    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

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Gently spread the raspberry preserves evenly over the top of the coconut mixture using an offset spatula to help.
    • Sprinkle chopped walnuts and mini chocolate chips on top.
    • Let cool to room temperature then cut into bars.

    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
    Servings: 24 bars
    Nutrition Facts
    Raspberry Coconut Bars
    Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
    Calories 304 Calories from Fat 144
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 16g25%
    Carbohydrates 40g13%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 33g37%
    Protein 4g8%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate

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  • Medeja says:

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

    • cookingmommy says:

      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.

  • my linh says:

    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

  • Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen says:

    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 says:

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

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    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!

  • Jenny Flake says:

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

  • marla says:

    Sharing these bars everywhere today! LOVE :)

  • Tieghan says:

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

  • Clever hen says:

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

  • Leah says:

    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.

  • Ali | Gimme Some Oven says:

    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!

  • kelley {mountain mama cooks} says:

    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!

  • This looks insanely crazy good – my type of dessert.

  • Maria says:

    Yay for coconut! Love these bars!

  • Heather Christo says:

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

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

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

  • Layla @ Brunch Time Baker says:

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

  • Matt Robinson says:

    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.

  • Leah | So, How's It Taste? says:

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

  • Gaby says:

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

  • Denise @ Sweet Peas & Saffron says:

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

  • Francesca says:

    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!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

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

  • Karen says:

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

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

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

  • Helen @ Scrummy Lane says:

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

  • Cassie says:

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

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

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

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says:

    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!

  • ATasteOfMadness says:

    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!

  • Megan {Country cleaver} says:

    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!

  • Zainab says:

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

  • Kathryn says:

    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!

  • Ann P says:

    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 says:

      Great to hear, Ann! :)

  • Joann says:

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

    • Julie says:

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

  • Danielle says:

    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 says:

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

  • Margita says:

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

    • Julie says:

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

  • Karen says:

    Thank you so much for the raspberry coconut bar recipe.

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