Salted Chocolate Coconut Bars
Buttery pie dough, topped with chocolate, homemade coconut caramel, and a generous drizzle of milk chocolate...for good measure. These bars are decadent and easy!
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.2. To make the crust. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or use a hand-held mixer), beat together the butter, brown sugar, and a pinch of salt until smooth. Add the flour, beating until combined.3. Press the dough into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes, until the crust is lightly golden. Remove from the oven. 4. Meanwhile, make the filling. In a medium sauce pan, melt together the butter, the coconut milk, and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and shredded coconut. 5. Scatter the semi-sweet chocolate in an even layer over the pre-baked crust. Pour the coconut mixture over the chocolate, gently spread to evenly distribute. Transfer to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is beginning to brown and caramelize.6. Remove the bars from the oven. Drizzle the bars with melted chocolate. Sprinkle with salt. Allow the bars to cool, then slice and serve slightly warm or at room temperature.