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Black-Bottom Coconut Bars


Team up two familiar treats -- a rich chocolate brownie and a chewy coconut macaroon -- and indulge in a decadent sweet.

Source: Everyday Food, December 2005
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For Chocolate Base

For Coconut Topping


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  • torinado
    11 FEB, 2015
    What's the difference between making this with shredded coconut vs grated coconut? Would grated coconut be okay to use instead?
  • NerdyNerak
    19 DEC, 2014
    I made these as a special treat for my husband on our 14th anniversary yesterday, and they were a huge hit! They turned out exactly like the picture, and the flavors and textures are addictive! I definitely recommend this recipe to all coconut lovers out there! (I don't even like coconut, and I think they're tasty!)
  • klucey
    24 MAR, 2014
    Such a shame, I followed this recipe to the letter, and I've ended up with a layer of brownie, and a layer of coconut cake......tastes Ok but after reading the recipe again I believe the "macaroon" topping needs to be made with egg whites, and this is not clarified in the recipe! :( please adjust so others aren't disappointed!
  • MS12006670
    18 MAR, 2014
    To make it gluten free, what type of flour would you suggest?
  • Suzan H
    17 MAR, 2014
    Obviously the one with the brownie base cannot be used for Passover. I will try the more traditional ones instead of buying 10 cans of the pre-prepared and full of preservatives ones however.
  • marsb
    23 DEC, 2013
    If I make on Christmas Eve, how do I store for the next day? Fridge or counter in a container? Helpppp
  • Mamamare27
    27 JUL, 2013
    Absolute hit...made me love coconut in baked goods. This is my go to for potlucks, always a hit.
  • Liza_Molanphy
    9 MAY, 2013
    I did this with kids, they love it.
  • Sharonahhh
    31 MAY, 2012
    The written recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, but the video calls for 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Go with the 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - much better. I have also made this with a tablespoon of rum instead of vanilla, and it is nice, too!
  • purplepentacle
    8 FEB, 2011
    I have to be honest and say, I did not care for these. I love coconut and chocolate, but these just seemed plain to me, neither layer had much flavor and the texture seemed off as well. I don't usually post negative comments, if i think that it may in any way be my own fault. But, I'm pretty sure in this case it wasn't. They were OK. I can't say I would ever make them again.

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