Magical Coconut Cookie Bars

Before going vegan, magic cookie bars (or 7-layer bars, or dream bars or whatever you called them where you were from) were one of my favorite treats.  Looking back, I realize I never actually baked them when I was younger, and I did a lot of baking.  Maybe they were even more special because I didn’t have them that often, and also because I got to enjoy the fruits of someone else’s labor.

Whatever the reason, the fact is that I love them.  I’ve been working on a pretty awesome version with a homemade vegan sweetened condensed milk, but I always forget or am too busy to retest them.  I finally tried this version from “Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar” and I’m so glad I did!  They’re not hard to make at all, and they’re really, really, really delicious.

In wrapping up the week of food ideas for the Super Bowl, I wanted to find a dessert that wouldn’t require a knife and fork, and that would also be decadent enough to follow up some fried “chicken”.  I think these bars fit the bill.  I can’t imagine anyone would be disappointed with a tray of these in front of them.

And if you’re still trying to come up with ideas of what to serve on Sunday, check out these other posts that would easily make for a great Super Bowl party!

“Christmas Potatoes”

Badenjan Dip

Chocolate Chip Date Cake

Fried Plantains w/ Guac

Bakin-wrapped Dates

Apple Cake Bars

Cashew Goat Cheese

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Fantastic Picnic Submarine

Sweet Onion Dip

Bean Dip

Soy Dog crescents

Union Square Cafe nuts

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27 Responses to “Magical Coconut Cookie Bars”

  1. These are sooooooooooo goooooood!!!
    Kimmy – you are soooo talented. What an amazing baker. If I had one thing I could bring to a dessert island – it would be YOU!

  2. magical is right. thanks!

  3. Why aren’t these in my belly?

  4. Oh my goodness! Yet another reason to get Vegan Cookies Invade My Cookie Jar (well, or maybe not, for the sake of my waistline!)
    Lovely picture too! :)
    -K

  5. These look amazing! I’ve actual never had them before but I know I would adore them. Definitely going to have to try them.

    Also, all of your superbowl recipes look so good. Great round up.

  6. I LOVE magic cookie bars, dream bars, 7 layer bars! I love them with butterscotch chips though. Are there vegan butterscotch chips?

  7. I bought one of these on Sunday at your booth and just ate it yesterday. It was so good! Now I’m thinking about it again. I still have one brownie left.

    Have you tried selling lemon bars or something with marzipan/almond paste? It would be nice to be able to buy just one or two instead of making a whole batch myself. It might be hard to keep them cold at your booth though.

  8. Thanks for the Game Day recipe recap! Now I just have to decide which one (or twelve) I’ll be making. Yummmmm!!!

  9. I cannot wait to try these. They look spectacular!

  10. Love these! And love your blog!
    Even as a non-vegan, I still get great ideas from it- thank you!

  11. These look so mouth watering! :)

  12. Margaret Bilos 08. Feb, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    These look great! And don’t seem that hard – either compared to the ‘open the can’ variety! : )

  13. I bought some of these at the Ivar Market this weekend and OMG these are so good! These are GREAT treats. I wish I had bought more while I was there!

  14. Hi, Lesley! I’m so glad you liked them! I’ll have more on Sunday – and we’re going to be in the middle of the market (not sure exactly where yet) for Valentine’s Day this coming Sunday.

  15. Thanks, Margaret! You’re right that they’re not that hard – and so worth it!

  16. Thanks, Liz! I really appreciate your comment since I want this blog to be for everyone, whether they’re vegan or not. So glad you like it!

  17. Thanks, Irene! You’ll have to let me know if you try them – they’re so good!

  18. Hi, Nick! I’m so glad you liked the cookie bar! I love lemon bars, and have experimented with a few recipes. I’ll have to get back to testing, because I get requests for them a lot. And I also love marzipan and almond anything. Do you have any particular bars or cookies with the almond flavor in mind?

  19. Hi, Candy Baby! I LOVE butterscotch chips, and I have heard that there are vegan ones out there, but they’re pretty hard to find. I’m hoping I’ll just stumble across some one day.

  20. Thanks, Joanne!

  21. Thanks, Glenda! I would gladly be your desert island baker!

  22. Vegan bearclaws? After reading some more about them I suppose they are like almond filled croissants which must take forever to make… sigh.

  23. Hi, Nick! Yeah, those might be challenging, but I love bear claws so much that I just might have to try to tackle them at some point. Maybe there’s a way to do a modified version of them that’s not so time consuming… I’ll have to look into it!

  24. Wow! They looks delicious! I guess I’m gonna cook something sweet in the next days!

  25. Drooling!!! Must make these!!!

  26. I am in the mood for these! I had some type of coconut cake at a craft show today, and ever since I got home I’ve been craving coconut. These look so great, a must try for the holidays!

    -Molly
    Antique Jewelry

  27. Hi, Molly! These are really tasty, and you’re right that they’re perfect for the holidays!