If I had to choose one ingredient to pair with chocolate and call my favorite, I’d have to say I’m nuts for coconut. Chocolate-coconut candy has been a favorite of mine since high school and although I've most likely eaten my weight in it by now, it still makes my heart skip a beat.
There's something about this combo that makes me daydream about a sunny beach in the tropics, blue ocean waves and sand between my toes.
These chocolate-coconut bars are totally foolproof and absolutely addictive. Trust me on this (says the girl who ate half of the pan alone in one day).
And not only are these bars super easy to make, I'm pretty sure you have everything you need to make these bars right now! No need to delay. Just do it! Turn the oven on!
Bake the cookie crust in the preheated oven for 13 minutes. Remove the baking pan from the oven without turning it off. The cookie crust will be all puffed up. With the back of a spoon, gently press it down to deflate it. In a separate bowl combine the condensed milk, coconut flakes and chopped chocolate candy. Spoon it over the half baked crust.
Return to the oven and bake for another 18-20 minutes until the edges begin to brown. Cool completely.
In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and heat for 30 seconds to 1 minute until the chocolate begins to melt. Stir until all the chocolate is melted and smooth. Pour it over the cooled dessert. Let the chocolate set for about 30 minutes before cutting into bars.