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Coconut Macadamia Nut Bars


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 oz butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup chopped roasted macadamia nuts


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Prepare a 9″ x 13″ glass pan by buttering it or spraying well with non-stick spray.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • In an electric mixer on medium speed, combine the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Slow down the mixer and add the eggs, one at a time, and then the vanilla.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the batter just until combined.
  • Spread half of the batter into the pan.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top of the batter layer.
  • Stir the coconut and macadamia nuts into the remaining batter, then spread it over the chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 35 minutes, until the top is golden brown. The bars may still be slightly soft in the center, but they will set up as they cool.
  • Allow the bars to cool completely, then cut into rectangles and serve.
Course: Dessert