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Oma's Coconut Bar Recipe with Pecans

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

Oma's coconut bars are a hit! Try making this delicious German recipe that will truly impress

This easy Coconut Bar recipe is one of my favorite holiday baking recipes. Somehow, combining coconut and pecans just screams celebration! 

There is really nothing much easier than using squares recipes to make lots of goodies for Christmas, Easter, birthdays, or any other occasion.

It's a non-German recipe that reminds me so much of my Mutti's Kokosnuss-schnitten.

Pretty as well is when they are cut into triangles and the edges dunked in chocolate. Again, I prefer dark chocolate, but if you like, milk chocolate works as well. White chocolate would also provide a nice contrast.

Just like Mutti's Kokosnuss-schnitten!

This recipe for Kokosnuss-schnitten mit Nüsse actually reminds me so much of one of Mutti's favorites. They were nut squares without the coconut.

She always cut them into triangles and dipped two corners into chocolate. Since I really like coconut, this recipe seems like a great mix of the two!

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Some more Tips ...

  • Cutting them into squares is easier than forming cookies.
  • If you wish, you can also substitute almonds or hazelnuts for the pecans.
  • Use flaked coconut rather than shredded. This will make it easier to cut the bars neatly.

How to get Perfect Bars

In order to have perfect bar cookies,

  • Line the baking pan with foil in such a way that the foil hangs over the edges of the pan.
  • Grease the foil.
  • After the coconut bars are baked and cooled, just hold onto the edges of the foil and lift out of the pan.
  • Remove the foil, place onto a cutting board and cut the large square into small bars, squares, or triangles.

Ready to bake these Coconut Bars?

Oma's Coconut Bar Recipe with Pecans

This easy Coconut Bar recipe is one of my favorite holiday baking recipes. Somehow, combining coconut and pecans just screams celebration and baking squares to make lots of goodies for Christmas, Easter, birthdays, or any other occasion, makes these hectic times easier.

This is a non-German recipe that reminds me so much of my Mutti's German Kokosnuss-Schnitten.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Bake Time

37 minutes

Total Time

47 minutes

Servings:

Makes 12 servings

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1½ cups brown sugar, divided
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream ½ cup brown sugar and butter.
  3. Slowly add 1 cup flour and mix.
  4. Pat evenly into greased 9" pan.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes or until firm to touch.
  6. Remove from oven.
  7. Meanwhile, beat eggs. Add remaining 1 cup brown sugar, salt, and vanilla. Beat.
  8. Fold in remaining 2 tbsp flour, pecans, and coconut.
  9. Spread over crust.
  10. Bake for an additional 20 - 25 minutes. Cool completely in pan.
  11. Cut into bars.

Notes/Hints:

  • Use any combination of nuts such as hazelnuts, almonds, etc.
  • Drizzle with chocolate or dip edges of bars into chocolate.

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