Friday, April 25, 2014

Chocolate Coconut Neiman Marcus Bars

One of the other desserts I served at Easter Brunch were these amazing Chocolate Coconut Neiman Marcus Bars!  I have blogged about my love of these bars before!  Traditional Neiman Marcus Bars have a yellow cake base with a plain cream cheese topping.  But I like to mix the flavors up by experimenting with different combinations.  And when I was trying to decide what to make for Easter, I knew I wanted coconut!  Then, I decided to use a chocolate base so that would be reminiscent of Coconut Cream Chocolate Easter Eggs...except BETTER! 

Oh and these bars are CAKE MIX RECIPE #35

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  • 1 box chocolate cake mix 
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 3 eggs, divided 
  • 1 8oz block of cream cheese, softened to room temperature 
  • 4 cups powdered sugar 
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract 
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut

Now Let's Make the Chocolate Coconut Neiman Marcus Bars:
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, melted butter, and one beaten egg until a dough forms
  3. Press the chocolate dough into the prepared pan and set aside
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the softened cream cheese, two remaining eggs, and coconut extract until fully incorporated 
  5. Beating on the lowest speed, slowly add the powdered sugar until it is completely mixed with the wet ingredients 
  6. Fold in the shredded coconut
  7. Pour cream cheese mixture on top on the chocolate dough
  8. Bake for 40 - 50 minutes until the top has formed a crust, the edges are set and brown - the middle will appear to not be quite set, that's okay!
  9. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes before transferring pan to the fridge to cool and set completely - at least an additional 2 hours (I left it in the fridge overnight and cut the bars in the morning)
  10. Cut bars and serve or store in the fridge until you are ready to serve! 

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  1. YUM! I'm not a "coconut person", but my husband LOOOOOOOOVES it and so I'm always looking for good coconut recipes for him. Thanks so much for linking up!!!

    1. Thank you for checking out my recipe!!! I am a coconut lover, but my husband is not the biggest fan! However, he loved these bars and said they were not overly coconut-y. Rather the coconut just complimented the chocolate flavor! I hope you make them and let me know what you think!

  2. Oh those looks so good. I love coconut and chocolate together. Visiting from the Blog Hobnob link up. Have a great weekend.



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