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Coconut Chocolate Chip Dream Bars - A Microwave Bar Cookie Recipe

Coconut Chocolate Chip Dream Bars is a classic recipe for a microwave bar cookie.  Using the microwave is an easy and quick way to make dessert without heating up the kitchen. This bar cookie recipe is also great for the Microwave Cooking project in 4-H. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut chocolate chip dream bars, coconut dream bars, microwave bar cookie, microwave dream bars
Servings: 24 bars
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 6 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar, divided in recipe
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup flaked, sweetened coconut, divided in recipe

Instructions

  • Cream butter and 1/4 cup brown sugar until smooth. Add flour and baking powder. Mix until crumbly.
    Coconut Chocolate Chip Dream Bars is a classic recipe for a microwave bar cookie.  Using the microwave is an easy and quick way to make dessert without heating up the kitchen.
  • Press into the bottom of an 8 x 8 inch baking dish. Microwave at 50% power for 3 to 7 minutes or until almost done.
    Coconut Chocolate Chip Dream Bars is a classic recipe for a microwave bar cookie.  Using the microwave is an easy and quick way to make dessert without heating up the kitchen.
  • Beat 1 cup brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and 1/2 cup coconut. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour over crust.
    Coconut Chocolate Chip Dream Bars is a classic recipe for a microwave bar cookie.  Using the microwave is an easy and quick way to make dessert without heating up the kitchen.
  • Bake at 50% power for 5 to 10 minutes or until almost done in center. It will be bubbled up in parts of the top when it's cooked.
    Coconut Chocolate Chip Dream Bars is a classic recipe for a microwave bar cookie.  Using the microwave is an easy and quick way to make dessert without heating up the kitchen.
  • Remove from microwave, press in remaining 1/2 cup coconut gently.
    Coconut Chocolate Chip Dream Bars is a classic recipe for a microwave bar cookie.  Using the microwave is an easy and quick way to make dessert without heating up the kitchen.
  • Cook at 50% power for an additional 1 to 3 minutes or until set.
    Coconut Chocolate Chip Dream Bars is a classic recipe for a microwave bar cookie.  Using the microwave is an easy and quick way to make dessert without heating up the kitchen.
  • Let cool in pan. Cut into bars.
    Coconut Chocolate Chip Dream Bars is a classic recipe for a microwave bar cookie.  Using the microwave is an easy and quick way to make dessert without heating up the kitchen.

Notes

  • Use an 8 x 8 inch glass dish or ceramic, microwave-safe dish.
  • Margarine can be used for butter. Just be sure whichever one you use is softened before creaming.
  • Chocolate Chips are optional.  Classic Coconut Dream Bars are tasty too!
  • Be sure to follow the instructions for cooking at 50% power. If you use your microwave at full power, the cookies will be hard as a rock.
  • Fight the urge to overcook these microwave bar cookies.
  • Love chocolate chips? Try these Chocolate Chip Gooey Bars