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Coconut Bars

What do you do with a batch of “Mounds” candy gone wrong?


Well, you make Coconut Bars, of course!  Last year, shortly before Christmas, I made a batch of “Mounds” candy for my husband, and they turned out really well.  So, I wanted to recreate them.  Trouble is, when I saved the recipe, I had saved it with a typo and instead of adding 1/4 cup butter or margarine, I added 1 WHOLE cup of butter.

too much butter

The funny thing is, I didn’t even realize my mistake until after I had already taken the time to spread the mixture and freeze it.  Now the first time I made the candies, I had painstakingly rolled the little buggers out and shaped them.  This time I thought, to save myself some time, I would just spread it on a parchment lined cookie sheet and freeze it, then cut it.

mounds candy

After cutting it, I ended up with this…

mounds candies

No problem, right?

chocolate candy

Until you try to dip them in melted chocolate, that is.  Talk about a gooey mess!

As you can see, I had quite a bit of candy mixture, and I didn’t want to just throw it out.  THAT would be a waste of money!  So, I debated and pondered, and debated some more.  Then I thought, why not make Coconut Bars instead?  So, I made a graham crust…

graham crust

Yep, that is more melted butter you see there.  Once I had the graham crust mixture ready, I spread it in my Zenker pan…


(which I got from CSN Stores Bakeware)…

coconut bars

and baked it for a few minutes.  Then I poured the now warmed up coconut goo over the top and baked that.

coconut bars

Then I poured a bag of chocolate morsels on top, because hey, it’s not worth eating if it doesn’t have chocolate, right?

coconut bars


coconut bars

The Zenker pan was wonderful to use.  It baked evenly, and washed easily.  Although, I must say that I couldn’t figure out from the product labeling whether or not it was dishwasher safe, so I hand washed it.

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. Oh those look YUM!!

  2. My goodness! 🙂

  3. That looks FANTASTIC!!!!!!

  4. WOW! I’m not a big fan of coconut, however this looks amazing. I want it!

  5. Oh those look wonderful. After you dumped them out they looked like a masterpiece ready to eat. Yumm!

  6. what’s wrong, looks great to me