I’m lucky to have a husband who doesn’t mind cooking. No, he doesn’t do it very often, but when he gets an idea, he nearly always runs with it! This week, his great idea was that he wanted some of those Coconut Cookie Bars.
My response? “What Coconut Cookie Bars?”
He says, “You know, the ones that my mom used to make.”
Oh…. THOSE cookie bars. Hmm, I guess I’ve never heard of them. Maybe you were a kid when you last had them, I was thinking to myself.
So, I quizzed him a little more, asking why I’ve never heard of them and why we’ve never made them, etc. You know, all those wifely questions I’m obligated to ask. 🙂 His answer? “Because it’s a secret recipe”.
Of course, he was just kidding about that. The truth is, he hadn’t thought about those cookie bars in years, and one day they popped into his mind. So, as any good man would do, he called his mom and asked her how to make them. Here’s the recipe that she gave:
Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- 2¼ cups white flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1¾ cups chocolate chips
- 1 cup coconut
- Preheat Oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a bigger bowl until it is creamy. Gradually beat in eggs followed by the flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and coconut.
- Grease cake pan or jelly roll pan. Spread into bottom of pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.
After we all had the chance to taste the recipe and know how scrumptious it was, I announced that I thought this would be a great recipe to share with the Free Homeschool Deals readers. My 15 year old son, in all his wit, says, “NOOO, you can’t, it’s a secret recipe!”
Uh oh, I guess I let the cat out of the bag!
I hope your family enjoys this “Secret” recipe as much as ours did! Don’t forget, we have some upcoming Super Bowl parties and Valentine’s Day parties that this would be perfect for! We ended up doubling the recipe and had much thicker bars, with some left over in the fridge to make cookies out of when we need a sweet fix.
Sarah is a large family homeschool mom of 6 kids, from teenagers down to toddlers. She’s been known to get a bit sidetracked from time to time on all of the projects that she wants to get accomplished. She loves using her slow slow cooker and she’s a night owl. She writes about her many adventures on her blog, Sidetracked Sarah.
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