While there might not be anything traditionally German about them, these German Chocolate Bars are the best dessert bars I have ever made. They’re delicious!
Pop Quiz: Did you know that there isn’t really much German about what we know as German chocolate? When Maya moved with us from Germany, I talked to her at length about all the things we think are “German” but really aren’t and German chocolate stuff was top of the list.
I guess it doesn’t matter where the name originated because it is so darn delicious. I rarely have the patience to make a German chocolate cake and typically go for these German Chocolate Bars instead.
These German chocolate cake bars are the most amazing combination of chocolate, coconut and pecans. I dare you to try and only eat one.
So, if you ever visit Germany, you probably won’t find anything like these German Chocolate Bars. That is totally ok though because you can make them at home any time you want. Just be warned: these German chocolate desserts go fast so you might want to make a double batch.
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Essential items for this recipe:
- 9×9 Baking pan
- Mixing bowls
- Silicon spatula
- Parchment paper
- 3.5 cups Chocolate Cookie Crumbs
- 6 tbsp Butter melted
- 14 oz Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 large Egg
- 1 cup Chopped Pecans
- 1 cup Shredded Coconut (I used sweetened coconut)
- 1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together cookie crumbs and 6 Tbsp of melted butter. Press into the bottom of the prepared baking pan.
In a separate bowl, combine condensed milk, vanilla extract and egg. Stir until well mixed. Remove 1/2 of the mixture to another bowl.
Stir coconut into bowl with 1/2 of egg mixture. Pour over prepared crust. Mix pecans into other 1/2 of egg mixture and pour over coconut.
Bake mixture in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until bars are set.
In a bowl, melt chocolate chip in the microwave. Stir until smooth. Pour over the top of the baked bars and bake for an additional 5 minutes.