Monday, April 1, 2013

Coconut Gooey Cake Bars

Two words: Ooey. Gooey.
I have to say, I am a HUGE coconut fan. 
The great thing about these bars is how easy they are to make.  You just prepare a basic dough with cake mix, pecans, and chocolate chips, sprinkle it with coconut and drown it in lots of condensed milk.  That’s it.
As the name suggests, these cake bars are well...ooey and gooey! They are even better straight out of the oven. :)

Coconut Gooey Cake Bars
Recipe adapted from Inside BruCrewLife

1 white cake mix
1 stick butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
2 1/2 c. shredded coconut
1 (14 oz.) can condensed milk
1 cup coconut M&M’s

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the cake mix, butter, vanilla and egg until a soft dough forms. Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans. Press the dough into pan.
  • Combine coconut and condensed milk in a bowl. Spread evenly on top of the cake dough. Sprinkle the top with the M&M’s. Bake for 28-30 minutes.
  • Loosen the edges of the cake from the pan with a knife, when it comes out of the oven. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store at room temperature.


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