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Gooey Coconut Pie Bars

These Gooey Coconut Pie Bars are an easy dessert recipe! They have a shortbread crust and a gooey coconut filling. Perfect for coconut lovers!
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 24 bars
Calories 245kcal
Author Dorothy Kern


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2 cups shredded sweetened coconut


  • Line a 9x13” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place butter, flour, salt and powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or use a hand mixer). Mix until smooth a cookie dough forms.
  • Place shortbread in the prepared pan. Spray your hands with cooking spray and press to a thin layer in the pan. Bake shortbread layer for 15 minutes.
  • While the crust is baking, stir together sweetened condensed milk, egg, and coconut extract. Stir in coconut. After 15 minutes of baking, pour the milk mixture carefully over the hot crust. Continue baking for about 17-19 minutes until the sides start to look golden brown.
  • Cool completely before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.


Serving: 1Bar | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 874mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g