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Butter Coconut Bars with Shortbread Crust
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5 from 2 votes

Buttery Coconut Bars

Buttery Coconut Bars have so much butter flavor and are chock full of coconut. This easy recipe is a real crowd pleaser for potlucks and picnics.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 42 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 387kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, melted


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 (14-ounce) package angel hair sweetened shredded coconut


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x13-inch pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, salt and melted butter. Press evenly into bottom of prepared pan.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until light brown.
  • In a large bwol, whisk together eggs, sweetened condensed milk, flour, brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
  • Stir in all but 1 cup of coconut. Pour filling on top of crust and sprinkle the remaining coconut over filling.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool before cutting into squares.


Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5 days.


Calories: 387kcal