Chewy Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Chips and Coconut

Labor Day is upon us. What big plans do you have for the weekend?  We plan to get as much time as we can at our local pool before it closes on Monday.  Labor Day weekend seems to always be full of BBQs and picnics.  And if you are to contribute a dessert to share, this one is for you.  These bars are so easy.  They are full of delicious flavors.  What could be better than peanut butter and chocolate?  Adding coconut into the mix of course.  And to make them even better you can make them up the day before.   

Chewy Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Chips and Coconut

Ingredients:

1 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup cold butter

Filling:

2 eggs
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.   In a bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in the butter until crumbly.  Press into a greased 13×9 baking pan.  Bake 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned.

In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, corn syrup, sugar, peanut butter and salt until smooth.  Fold in the coconut and chocolate chips.  Pour over crust.  Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until golden.  Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting.

*Recipe from Taste of Home Winning Recipes Cookbook.

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