You must know by now that I love chocolate, a lot. My eldest son could devour a large wedge of chocolate fudge cake in minutes at a very young age, and his little brother seems to have followed in his footsteps.

It would appear I have passed on my love of chocolate…

So, I was delighted to be asked to take part in Dr.Oetker’s chocolate challenge to help inspire nervous bakers and more experienced bakers to get creative with chocolate. It was a tough choice trying to decide what to make from the Chocolate Indulgence section of their website but eventually I settled for their rather delicious looking Coconut Chocolate Bars.

Coconut Chocolate Bars

Now, no judging my coconut chocolate bars against Dr.Oetker’s …mine are supposed to have a rustic feel *cough*. To be fair, I made the biscuit base gluten free so it was a little crumblier than it probably should be.

Coconut Chocolate Bars

These coconut chocolate bars make great after school snacks and they are sturdy enough to take on picnics or for packed lunches. Think Bounty bar crossed with a Twix.

There are a few stages to the bake but it isn’t difficult. The hardest part, I found, was getting the biscuit base mixture to stay in the tin. I used the back of a spoon and a spatula to do it although it took a bit of time.

Dr.Oetker Chocolate Challenge

Of course anything I bake ends up being shared with the children, and they have shared the coconut chocolate bars with their friends too.Dr.Oetker

Throughout March Dr.Oetker is running a Twitter competition to win a deluxe hamper of their chocolate products. To enter tweet @DrOetkerBakes a photo of all your chocolate bakes, tell them who you’ll be sharing it with and use the hashtag #evenbetterbaking

To help you get started Dr.Oetker have a huge range of chocolatey products to inspire, from cooking chocolate, to decorations, to chocolate powders. And their website has some great tips on baking and decorating with chocolate plus handy tips and tutorials.

Coconut Chocolate Bars recipe

Coconut Chocolate Bars
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Make sure the chocolate you use is actually gluten free if you need this to be gluten free
Author: admin
Ingredients
  • For the base-
  • 100g soft butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 115g plain flour ( I used Doves gluten free)
  • 15g cocoa powder
  • For the topping-
  • Dr.Oetker free range egg white powder sachets x 2
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 150g unsweetened dessicated coconut
  • 5ml vanilla extract
  • 100g Dr.Oetker Fine Cooks’ milk chocolate
  • 50g Dr.Oetker Fine Cooks’ extra dark (72%) chocolate
  • 50g Dr.Oetker Fine Cooks’ white chocolate
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Grease and Line a 20 cm square cake tin.
  3. In a bowl whisk the butter and sugar until pale & creamy.
  4. Sift in the flour and cocoa & mix well to make a crumbly dough.
  5. Press the mixture evenly into the tin to cover the base, I used both the back of a spoon & a spatula to help me do this.
  6. Prick the dough with a fork and bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 140ºC.
  8. Mix the egg white powder as per the instructions on the pack and whisk until stiff.
  9. Gradually whisk in the sugar to make a glossy meringue.
  10. Fold in the coconut and vanilla extract.
  11. Pour the meringue mixture over the biscuit base and spread evenly to cover.
  12. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until the top is golden.
  13. Leave to cool in the tin.
  14. Melt the chocolate slowly in a bowl over a barely simmering pan of water.
  15. Pour the chocolate over the baked coconut mixture and spread until it is all covered.
  16. Melt the white chocolate in the same way, remembering to do it very slowly, and then drizzle over the milk chocolate.
  17. Leave to cool, however when nearly set score the top with a knife to make 14 bars, this will help prevent the chocolate from breaking when it is set hard.
  18. When the chocolate is hard and completely cold cut the bars.
  19. Enjoy.

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Disclosure: I was sent a huge bundle of chocolate products from Dr.Oetker

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17 thoughts on “Coconut Chocolate Bars

  1. Wow, they look amazing & so delicious, I love coconut. Popping over from #BakeOfTheWeek

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 7:47 am
  2. Oh wow, Nova – these look incredible – You had me at the combination of Twix & Bounty – Heaven in a blog post! Thanks so much for joining in with #Bakeoftheweek x

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 11:16 pm
    1. Thank you Helen! 🙂 X

      Posted on March 18, 2015 at 7:42 am
  3. Perfect flavour combination for me as I adore both chocolate and a coconut.

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 12:50 am
  4. I’m not keen on coconut but they do look very nice xx

    Posted on March 12, 2015 at 8:42 pm
  5. Oh my goodness these look and sound utterly delicious! both my fav bars combined into one!

    Posted on March 12, 2015 at 10:21 am
  6. OMG these look amazing

    Posted on March 12, 2015 at 6:02 am
  7. Yummy. These look delicious and now I’m hungry

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 10:40 pm
  8. Oh Nova you are clever x these look gorgeous, no not gorgeous but really, really gorgeous! xxx

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 3:47 pm
  9. I have printed this off, wow, two of my favourite ingredients x

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 9:55 am
  10. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm my mouth is watering these look and sound delicious. I wish you lived closer Nova!

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 11:04 pm
  11. These chocolate bars do look delicious. I love both coconut and chocolate.

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 10:12 pm
  12. oh these look different and i do love coconut x

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 7:54 pm
  13. These look so mouthewatering good! I will be giving this a go x

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    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm
  14. Delicious – I have to admit I love coconut and chocolate they do seem to go really well together yum! x

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 5:55 pm
  15. Coconut and chocolate: two of my favourite things and they go so well together.

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 1:23 pm