Chocolate Hazelnut Coconut Bars

Chocolate Hazelnut Coconut Bars

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 - 40 minutes
  • Servings: 24 bars
  • Course: Dessert

Layers are the luscious secret to deliciously easy cookie bars.

Reynolds Kitchens tip

To toast coconut, spread in ungreased shallow pan. Bake at 350°F 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.  For easier cutting, use a plastic knife.

Ingredients

  • 1 roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough 
  • 1 1/4 cups hazelnut spread with cocoa (from 13-oz jar) 
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 
  • 1 egg white  
  • 1 can (14 oz) Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk 
  • 3 cups shredded coconut 
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
  • 3 tablespoons butter 
  • 1/2 cup toasted shredded coconut, if desired* 

Directions

Step 1

PREHEAT oven to 350°F.

Step 2

LINE a 13x9-inch pan (dark pan not recommended) with Reynolds® Parchment Paper.

Step 3

LET cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften.

Step 4

BREAK up cookie dough in a large bowl.

Step 5

STIR in 3/4 cup of the hazelnut spread until blended.

Step 6

PRESS dough evenly in bottom of pan.

Step 7

BAKE 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 30 minutes.

Step 8

BEAT cream cheese and egg white with electric mixer in a large bowl on medium speed until smooth. Add condensed milk, 3 cups coconut and vanilla; beat until well blended. Pour over crust.

Step 9

BAKE 35 to 40 minutes or until light golden brown and set. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

Step 10

HEAT remaining 1/2 cup hazelnut spread and butter in a 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted.

Step 11

SPREAD over cooled bars; sprinkle with toasted coconut. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until topping is set. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Pillsbury Bake-Off

Contest Name: Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012

Contestant Name: Teresa Berkey

City: Hanover

State: NH

Bake-Off is a registered trademark of General Mills Crisco is a trademark of The J.M. Smucker Company Eagle Brand is a trademark of The J.M. Smucker Company, Borden and Elsie trademarks used under license.

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