Coconut Oatmeal Cookies Bars

I have some scrumptious oatmeal cookies to share with you. Actually, it is coconut oatmeal cookie bars…even better!

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Happy Monday! Ha, I bet you don’t hear that often, do you? Mondays may not be happy but we had such a gloomy and dreary weekend that a sunny Monday doesn’t seem so bad. It was raining all weekend long, so the little guy and I decided to bake. I asked him to help me and he was very interested in  making “coookies!” Actually, he was so interested, he decided to take over. I did get the recipe from his, just for you!
These cookies are so perfect to put you in a springy, happy mood! I will also be making these cookie bars this weekend, for family Easter gathering. Kiddos will be pretty excited about them after their Easter egg hunt.

My Sous-Chef CollageSince this adorable little guy was involved in baking, I decided to use my Eco-foil Handi-foil pans. All the baking pans I have are either glass or ceramic and I didn’t want to take that chance in case of an accident. Another plus is less cleaning, I love that part. It will be very easy to take some to school for the little man’s class, since most of the Handi-foil pans come with lids.
At first, I thought that I would use 13×9 pan but then, changed my mind at the last minute. I wanted to cookie bars to be a little thicker and 13×9 would be too thin. I decided to use 8×8 Handi-foil pan but separated some cookie dough because I had a little too much. We just made some oatmeal cookies with the leftover dough, five cookies to be exact. Our oatmeal cookies are soft and chewy. The coconut oatmeal cookie bars turned out fabulous!

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Coconut Oatmeal Cookies Bars

Ingredients

  • Oatmeal Cookies:
  • 1/3 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups of old fashioned oats
  • For Coconut Topping:
  • 7 oz of coconut flakes
  • 4-5 oz of sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  1. Cookies: Start by preheating your oven to 350 and lightly greasing the 8x8 pan.
  2. It took me a while to convince my 3-year old to give up the recipe but, I did it! You're welcome :)
  3. Beat butter and dark brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. It will probably take a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the eggs, one at the time, beating until combined. Beat in the vanilla extract as well.
  5. Sift in the flour, baking soda and salt, mix on low speed until all incorporated.
  6. Add the old fashioned oats and mix it on low speed as well, until just combined.
  7. Take out enough cookie dough for 5 cookies and set it aside. (You can bake those cookies later.) The remaining dough, spread evenly in the 8x8 pan.
  8. Coconut topping: Combine coconut flakes and sweetened condensed milk and a bowl. Using a fork, mix well until evenly Incorporated. Spread the coconut tipping evenly over the cookie dough.
  9. Bake the cookie bars for 27-30 minutes. (If the center will be raised to the same level when ready).
  10. Enjoy!
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Here are a few more cookies from me! (click on the pictures)

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Disclosure: I received compensation and product from Handi-foil for the purpose of the development of this recipe. All the opinions and photographs are my own!

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Comments

  1. Awesome! Cute photos, as well. :)

  2. I love these bars Lyuba!! SO wonderful.

  3. I just love little helpers in the kitchen! How old is yours? Mine is 4 and he does everything from mixing batters and dishes…lol..back to the recipe, 2 of my favorites, coconut and oatmeal! Perfect. Thank You for posting Lyuba, it’s funny how everytime I go to a party I’m always drawn to the same blogs I’m already a big fan! have a great week!, Lizy

  4. Love coconut and these look fantastic!! Love how cute your little helper is too! :D Pinned!

  5. I am crazy about coconut anything!!! These look awesome…and I love all the fun baking shots!!!

  6. WOW..these look sssssooooo good! When should I stop by with the milk?

  7. That is deadly…I would make these eat them all and then have to make another batch (if I could still walk!!

  8. ooo yum! I love coconut! Oh Hey! What new mail service are you using? I’m looking into new options! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! love it! Really appreciate you stopping by my blog! I’m trying to keep in better touch with my linkers/readers… If you already follow me, please let me know I will find your blog on Bloglovin (I’m transferring my follows there)if you don’t follow in any way, would you consider following via GFC or other method?
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com

    • Hey, Emily! I’m using JetPack. It’s free and looks much nicer in the mailbox than Feedburner. (I’m also starting to follow on Blogloving and feedly, I haven’y decided between the two yet :)

  9. I am going to make these… I love coconut…. :)
    Pinning!

    hugs x

    Crystelle

    Crystelle Boutique

  10. This looks wonderful! Cannot wait to make it. Happy Easter!

  11. This sounds and looks delish. Just love oatmeal and coconut… pinning this one. ~di @ Musings

  12. Every recipe you have ever posted sounds so good! These are no exception! I just need to find time to try them all!

    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  13. I can’t wait to try these fabulous Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Bars. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. I love coconut and these sound SO good! Thanks for sharing!

  15. LOVE bar cookies, and coconut is one of my favorites

  16. Oh my goodness… these look and sound delicious! I love anything with coconut. Definitely pinning these now. :) By the way, your little man is super cute! Looks like he was a great little helper too! :)

  17. Yum! I love oatmeal cookies and need to add them to my bars more often!

  18. Those look SO good! Maybe I can get my non-coconut-eating-husband (crazy man) to eat these. If not, more for me!

  19. These look fabulous…and what a cute little helper!

  20. these look absolutely gorgeous I’m a sucker for anything with coconut in them

    I’d love for you to link this up at a link party I’m hosting :D

    http://thevelvetmoonbaker.blogspot.ie/2013/03/sweet-and-savoury-sunday-5.html

  21. I should to call my mother to make me something like this. It’s Crazy !!!! YU-mY Yu-mYYY…What can I do?
    Some of people are not only for eat:))

  22. I was looking at this recipe as well as your Almond Joy Bites, do you use sweetened or unsweetened shredded coconut in these recipes?

    Thanks
    Ayla

    • Hi Ayla! So sorry for a late response (email back up :(
      I was hoping to find some semi sweet but didn’t, so I used sweetened. No additional sugar, just sweet coconut and condensed milk.

  23. Bridget says:

    I’d love to make this for my family but one member doesn’t like coconut, do you think if we omit the topping the Oatmeal Cookie Bars will taste just fine?

  24. Why do you advertize for a PORNOGRAPHIC anime game on your cooking/recipe site. I certainly wont follow you, or use your site with my children – either male or female. This type of advertizing is denigrating to both. If you want families to use your site – please remove the pornography.

    • Marie,
      I did notice that video game ad and I though it was a over the top. I already contacted the advertiser to turn off that ad. I am hoping they will turn it off asap!
      I’m sorry about this.
      Lyuba

  25. RE: Coconut Oatmeal cookie bars
    Did you use sweetened coconut or unsweetened? Thank you for the recipe :-)

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