Gooey Coconut Butter Bars

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Gooey Coconut Butter Bars - a soft, delicious treat with creamy layers of cake and cream cheese and has a delicious coconut taste!

Hello, it’s me Lily!

Did you know what I did this week?! Me and my mom went to New York City. We went to Carlo’s Bakery, the Statute of Liberty and even ice skated in Rockefeller Center. We also got to go to the Today Show and got to walk the Brooklyn Bridge!! I made a sign for the TV that said, “Grandma, did you see me?”

This is a picture of me and Savannah Guthrie. I didn’t know who she was but my mom said she’s famous!!

It was a great week and I hope we get to go back to NYC one day! It was so fun and there was so much good food. Speaking of good food – do you like dessert?

My mom and I made these Gooey Coconut Butter Bars a long time ago for my friend’s baptism. They were so good! I begged my mom to have two, but she said I could only have one so everyone could try them. I really think you’ll like them! They remind me of the Gooey Butter Bars we’ve been making for years!!

Here’s the recipe:

Gooey Coconut Butter Bars
 
Serves: 12-15
Ingredients
CRUST:
  • 1 box Yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
FILLING:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
TOPPING:
  • ½ cup sweetened coconut
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 3 TB butter, melted
  • ½ cup flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix together cake mix, egg and ½ cup melted butter in a bowl. Spread into a greased 9x13 pan.
  3. In another bowl, cream together cream cheese, 2 eggs, vanilla, coconut extract, powdered sugar and ½ cup melted butter. Mix well and pour over crust.
  4. Make topping by mixing together coconut, brown sugar, sugar, butter and flour. Mix with hands until crumbly and sprinkle over filling layer.
  5. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until the center does not jiggle. Let set for half hour before cutting and serving. ENJOY!

Recipe adapted from Brown Sugar.

Gooey Coconut Butter Bars - a soft, delicious treat with creamy layers of cake and cream cheese and has a delicious coconut taste!

Spread your crust into the greased pan.

Gooey Coconut Butter Bars - a soft, delicious treat with creamy layers of cake and cream cheese and has a delicious coconut taste!

Gooey Coconut Butter Bars - a soft, delicious treat with creamy layers of cake and cream cheese and has a delicious coconut taste!

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Add your filling on top.

Gooey Coconut Butter Bars - a soft, delicious treat with creamy layers of cake and cream cheese and has a delicious coconut taste!

Gooey Coconut Butter Bars - a soft, delicious treat with creamy layers of cake and cream cheese and has a delicious coconut taste!

YUMMY!

This is a great treat for parties or get togethers. I hope your kids like them as much as I liked them!!

I hope you can come back again soon for more yummy treats from me.

Love, Lily

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For yummy bar recipes from me, check out:

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Simple and delicious Cake Mix Cookie Bars - a great "go-to" dessert recipe. { lilluna.com } Soft bars made from yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding, mini m&m's, and chocolate chips!

Cake Mix Cookie Bars

And these aren’t bars but they’re so good…

Brownie Delight - a delicious 4-layer dessert that is cool, creamy and chocolate-y. { lilluna.com }

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Have a great week!

Love, Lily

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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    Hi Kristyn…..just had to say how much I love the pic you have for you’re blog….its just so perfect and heart-warming…..reminds of my girls at that age! Love you’re blog….keep up the great work!