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.
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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!
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
Sprinkle bars 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!
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! Get in your kitchen and make some of these chewy decadent bar cookies…stat!
Variation With Colored Chocolate Chips For The Holidays
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?
Hope you will give these scrumptious dessert sprinkle bars a try. I’m confident you’re gonna LOVE them! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will come back soon. Have a wonderful day!
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Recipe Source: My Mom
↓↓ PRINTABLE RECIPE BELOW ↓↓
- 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)
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.
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?)
- 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).
- 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!