Sprinkle bars are classic chewy bar cookies with chocolate, coconut, and pecans! Perfectly easy dessert to make (serves 24) for the holidays, or anytime!Sprinkle bars are classic chewy bar cookies with chocolate, coconut, and pecans! Perfectly easy dessert to make (serves 24) for the holidays, or anytime!

These Sprinkle Bars are so delicious and easy to make, it’s ridiculous!  And talk about yummy…oh my goodness! Chewy, rich and decadent, they are the most requested Christmas treat at our house each year.

Our family tradition at Christmas time is to have these scrumptious layered chocolate, coconut and pecan bar cookies around to munch on, and to give to our friends and neighbors.

This recipe for sprinkle bars was passed down to me from my Mom over 35 years ago. My Mom is the keeper of all things sacred, like this family favorite recipe. Where she got the original recipe is anyone’s guess. These addicting treats are also known as layer bars.

Why Are They Called Sprinkle Bars?

They get their name, because chocolate chips, nuts, and flaked coconut are sprinkled onto the buttery graham cracker crust, one layer at a time! Simple, right?

After getting this EASY recipe from her, I’ve been making sprinkle bars every year for over 35 years! I guarantee they will not disappoint you! They are a definite Christmas tradition in our home!

A pan full of fresh baked sprinkle bars, ready to cut into pieces.
The combination of flavors (HELLO chocolate, coconuts and pecans!) make this a very rich and delicious, chewy bar cookie on a buttery graham cracker crust.

Sprinkle Bars Are Quick And Easy To Make

They can be made (start to finish) in about 30 minutes, so as you can tell, they are very dangerous. Be very scared. I can hardly keep them around, once made, without my family gobbling them up!

A close up photo of several sprinkle bar cookies, ready to eat!Sometimes I put on pounds just looking at them. I’m including a photo of the last batch I made. My husband and sons absolutely LOVE Sprinkle Bars.

However- I’m warning you, don’t sit and look too long at the photo! Just get in your kitchen and make some of these chewy decadent bar cookies…stat!

A Christmas plate filled with sprinkle bars, ready to eat!

Another batch of sprinkle bars, cut, and ready to serve.

Look how cute the sprinkle bars are using red and green chocolate chips (great find at the grocery store!!!) Making them this way really adds some extra Christmas color, doesn’t it?

You can even use Christmas colored chocolate chips to make sprinkle bars!

Hope you will give these scrumptious dessert sprinkle bars a try… you’re gonna LOVE ’em!  Hope you have a wonderful day!

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Sprinkle Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Sprinkle bars are classic chewy bar cookies with chocolate, coconut, and pecans! Perfectly easy dessert to make (serves 24) for the holidays, or anytime!
Category: Bar Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sprinkle bars
Servings: 24
Calories Per Serving: 209 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts , chopped
  • 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 14 ounces canned condensed milk (make sure it is condensed milk, NOT evaporated milk)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place butter in a 9x13 pan; place pan in the oven while the oven preheats. This will melt the butter.

  2. Remove pan from oven once butter has melted and stir in, then pat down graham cracker crumbs, forming a bottom "crust". Sprinkle nuts over the top of the crumbs. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the nuts. Sprinkle the coconut over the chocolate chips (see why we call them "sprinkle" bars?)

  3. Drizzle the entire can of condensed milk over the top (it will not completely cover the ingredients, but just make sure you cover as much of the pan of ingredients as possible by drizzling it...a spoon works well to do this).
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown on top. Remove from oven to a wire rack. Let bars cool to room temperature. Cut into 24 bars and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Sprinkle Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 91mg4%
Potassium 153mg4%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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