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Layered Coconut-Chocolate Bars

Layered Coconut-Chocolate Bars recipe
photo by:kraft
Four layers work together in this delicious dessert: A walnutty crust is topped with a creamy center, a layer of chocolate and toasted coconut flakes. Yum!
20 min
2 hr 35 min
36 servings

What You Need

pkg.  (4 oz. each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided
cup  butter, divided
cups  graham cracker crumbs
cup  finely chopped toasted PLANTERS Walnuts
pkg.  (7 oz.) BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut (2-2/3 cups), toasted, divided
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
cup  cold milk
pkg.  (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding

Make It

LINE 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray with cooking spray. Microwave 5 oz. chocolate and 1/2 cup butter in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted; stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Stir in graham crumbs, nuts and 1 cup coconut; press onto bottom of prepared pan. Refrigerate 15 min.

BEAT cream cheese with mixer until creamy. Gradually add milk, beating well after each addition. Add dry pudding mix; beat 2 min. (Mixture will be stiff.) Stir in 1 cup of the remaining coconut; spread over chocolate layer in pan.

MICROWAVE remaining butter and chocolate in microwaveable bowl 1 min. or until butter is melted; stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Pour over pudding layer; tilt pan to evenly cover pudding layer. Sprinkle with remaining coconut. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Use foil handles to lift dessert from pan before cutting into bars.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size Wise
Enjoy the irresistible flavor of chocolate and coconut in these easy-to-make bars that make enough to feed a crowd.
How to Toast Coconut
Heat oven to 350°F. Spread coconut in shallow pan. Bake 7 to 10 min. or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Or, spread in microwaveable pie plate. Microwave on HIGH 3 min. or until lightly browned, stirring every minute. Watch carefully as coconut can easily burn.
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