Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chunk Bars

Preparation info

  • Makes one

    9 × 13 × 2 inch

    squares
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Modern Baker

The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

Coconut in all forms is a favorite of mine, and these bars combine it with a buttery pastry base, pecans, and bittersweet chocolate chunks. Of course you can use chocolate chips, but the chocolate chunks allow you to use a much better quality chocolate in the topping.

Ingredients

Dough

  • cups all-purpose flour (spoon flour into a dry-measure cup and level off)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

Method

  1. Set a rack in the lowest level of the oven and preheat to 350°F (180°C).
  2. For the dough, stir together the Hour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
  3. Beat the butter with the sugar in an electric mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed until soft and light, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. On the lowest speed, beat in the flour mixture, scraping do