Extra Chewy Coconut Molasses Bars

Servings: 24 serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

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Chewy Coconut Molasses Bars are quick to mix up and last for days in a tin on the counter. This is a one-pot recipe. 

Chewy Coconut Molasses Bars are quick to mix up and last for days in a tin on the counter. This is a one-pot recipe. 

These chewy coconut molasses bars have a rich caramel flavour and a great texture. The recipe calls for two eggs, but it’s only the egg whites that you use. And there is so much coconut. Another reason for the lovely texture.

Chewy Coconut Molasses Bars are quick to mix up and last for days in a tin on the counter. This is a one-pot recipe. 

Like so many baked good made with molasses, the flavour and texture of these chewy bars improve with age.

Even better, this is an easy one-pot recipe.

Coconut Molasses Bars Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup flour, spooned in
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 2 large egg whites, unbeaten (eggs room temperature)
  • ¾ cup + 2 Tbsp. moist, unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line an 8” baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium pot, melt butter. Remove from heat and stir in flour, baking soda, salt and sugar.
  3. Stir in molasses, vanilla and egg whites. Add coconut.
  4. Scrape into prepared pan and bake about 30 minutes until centre is set.
  5. Cool in pan 10 minutes then remove from pan to finish cooling.
  6. Cut when cool into 24 bars.

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