Chocolate Coconut Nut Bars

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A chocolate cookie-like bottom topped with sweet and chewy coconut and nuts. It’s hard not to love this combination!

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Ingredients
- Serves 12 +
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1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 1/2 teaspoon Espresso Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
4 tablespoon Heavy Cream
1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 1/2 cup roasted Assorted Nuts
1 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
1/2 cup Corn Syrup
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
3 ounce melted Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
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STEP 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C).
STEP 2
In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together All-Purpose Flour (1 1/2 cup), Granulated Sugar (1/2 cup), Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (1/2 cup), Espresso Powder (1 1/2 teaspoon), and Salt (1/2 teaspoon).
STEP 3
Add Unsalted Butter (3/4 cup) and pulse until butter has broken down into small bits, about 10 seconds.
STEP 4
Add Heavy Cream (4 tablespoon) and pulse until just combined. The mixture will seem dry.
STEP 5
Spray a 9 by 13-inch pan with nonstick spray. Line the bottom and two sides of the pan with parchment. Press mixture evenly into pan.
STEP 6
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
STEP 7
Remove from oven and sprinkle base with the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (1 cup). Allow to sit for 1-2 minutes, then spread melted chips evenly over base. Allow to cool to room temperature.
STEP 8
While the base is cooling, roast your Assorted Nuts (2 1/2 cup) by placing in a single layer on a baking sheet in the preheated oven. Bake for 12 minutes, turning once halfway through.
STEP 9
In a medium heavy-bottom pot, combine Brown Sugar (1 1/4 cup), Heavy Cream (1 1/4 cup), and Corn Syrup (1/2 cup). Heat over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, stirring often. Continue to cook until mixture reaches 225 degrees F (107 degrees C) on a candy thermometer, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
STEP 10
Remove from heat and add Pure Vanilla Extract (1 teaspoon), Roasted Nuts, and Unsweetened Coconut Flakes (1 1/2 cup). Allow to cool and thicken slightly, about 30 minutes.
STEP 11
Pour nut mixture over base and spread evenly. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the entire pan is bubbling. Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature.
STEP 12
Melt the Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate (3 ounce).
STEP 13
Drizzle Melted Chocolate over bars. Allow chocolate to set before cutting.
STEP 14
Run a knife along edges to loosen and lift the entire unit out of the pan using the parchment sides. Cut as desired. Serve and enjoy!
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