Thursday, October 9, 2008

Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Pecan Squares


I saw these bars on Everybody Likes Sandwiches and of course knew I had to make them. Oats, coconut, chocolate, pecans - how could I resist? At first when I tried them I was disappointed that there wasn't more coconut, but then I froze them and started to eat them out of the freezer. A little too often. They're really addictively delicious.

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Chocolate Oatmeal Coconut Cookies
Chocolate Fudge Souffle Bars
Chocolate Marble Chunk Cookies


Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Pecan Squares
Adapted from everybody likes sandwiches

1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare an 8x8 pan with parchment paper or butter. Combine all the dry ingredients (oats through salt) in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix together the melted butter, egg and vanilla. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until well blended. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth it out evenly with your hands or a spatula. Bake for 25 minutes and cool. Cut into 12-16 squares.

33 comments:

Helene said...

I should make these also, they have all of the ingredients that I like. Thanks for sharing.

bbaking said...

scrummy looking as always! could eat one right now!

ladyliriel said...

Oh my!!

What a yummy sounding recipe. All those lovely ingredients that I love mixed together.

Vegetation said...

These sound so perfect! They look amazing.

Holler said...

What a gorgeous combination of flavours! I am craving one now :)

sweetpotato said...

Drooool, those look GOOD!

VeggieGirl said...

Those definitely look and sound worth getting addicted to - yum!!!

ttfn300 said...

ooh, these look good! did you eat them frozen or let them thaw?

Joanna said...

uhh anything with coconut is good. i had that same problem with these blondies i made. i had about half a batch left over, so i put them in the freezer bag thinking that i would eventually use them for something. well, i used them for midnight snacks for about 3 days until they were all gone. haha

eatme_delicious said...

Thanks everybody. =)

ttfn300: I ate them frozen! Mmm. Though I'm sure they're good thawed too.

Rita said...

Those look like a really good road snack. Almost all the components of the granola we have here at home.

Hannah said...

Wow, these look incredible...! And maybe I could even fool myself into believe that they're granola bars with the oats, so it's not terrible to eat them all... ;)

Deborah said...

I love coconut in anything! Yum!

Parker said...

These sound and look terrific. I was considering making cookies today, but think I may need to try these.

Tasty Trends said...

these bars look soo delicious! i want to take a bite out of one now!!!

Usha said...

I can imagine the taste of this one....looks absolutely yummy :)

Sara said...

This sounds absolutely amazing! My hubby will love them.

Ricki said...

Totally irresistible! I am going to have to make these. . . oh, and I do think they'd be a perfect addition to the Lucky Comestible: Coconut series! Let me know if you'd like it included (just send me the permalink) and I'll add it to the list! :)

Anonymous said...

I wonder what these would be like with half the sugar...I think I will give it a try this weekend. I'm happy to hear they are good from the freezer. YUMMY. Thanks for the inspiration.

dessertobsessed said...

oooooh these sound sooooo good! i am so going to try making these once i get some more coconut!!

Sarah said...

Ooooooooh. I started drooling as soon as I saw the first picture. :) Lots of amazing flavors!

I loooove eating baked goods out of the freezer...somehow the cold makes them better!

Bunny said...

These look great, the kids would love these thanks!

Snooky doodle said...

these look yumm. Ha I just made some chocolate oatmeal anc coconut cookies this morning :)

Katrina said...

The look de-lish to me. There are a few things I liked best right out of the freezer, too. Weird!

Peabody said...

Lots of great things going on in these bars.

kickpleat said...

yay, glad you made these! they are super yummy :) i'll bet they were even better frozen...i love frozen baked goods!

VeganCowGirl said...

These look amazing and remind me of 'magic squares' that my mom used to make with evaporated milk. I have to try this recipe. Thanks.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Yum! I love those big chocolate chunks in there. They look irresistible.

The Maven said...

We have three minutes to go before our batch is finished. I can't wait to taste them! You make vegatarianism taste so good! :)

julie said...

MMM! I made a batch on Saturday but I was out of coconut. They were tasty, but something was missing. So... I picked up some coconut today and I will give it another try. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

rubybean77 said...

My mouth is watering looking at those pictures. FABULOUS!!

Deb Schiff said...

These look terrific! Can't wait to tinker with them a bit in my kitchen. ;D

Ash said...

Goggled these bars and they brought me to your great blog! I've been dying to make these! Yours look super yummy... making them now!!