Oct 30, 2010

magic coconut cookie bars

Another Lit Group, another cookie. My kids are really digging my new found baking enthusiasm! Kate chose the cookie for this meeting and because the book was "The Witch of Blackbird Pond," another very appropriate selection. These are Magic Coconut Cookie Bars. Another one out of VCIYCJ, by Moskowitz and Romero.

This one had to be gluten and nut free as well, so I had to omit the nuts and I used a ginger snap cookie (not graham cracker - didn't find any GF) that was gluten free for the called-for base. If you are making these gluten free, add another 15 minutes to the baking time. And note that there is a setting time - overnight.

I have no real idea why my ten year-old would choose this for her 'cookie' selection since it doesn't look like a cookie - and the other girls actually gazed with skepticizm at the bars. They did turn out really well, though, and they all liked it.

Cost Breakdown:
ginger snaps: $5
coconut milk: $1
Earth Balance, sugar: $1.50
chocolate chips, coconut flakes: $3.50
Total to make 24 bars:


  1. hey!
    what brand of xgfx ginger snap did you find? the only ones i know contain eggs.


  2. They were, Evan. Thanks!

    Kittee, Mary's Gone Crackers are vegan and GF:


    And, BTW - thanks so much for visiting!

  3. These look so good! I love that you used gingersnaps in these instead of graham crackers!

  4. I'm suddenly very hungry. I wish I was near the kitchen.

  5. Ginger and coconut??? I'm in!
    Congrats on Top 9!!!

  6. I can smell them from here! I think I will love these! Making them soon! Congratulations on the top 9. Thanks!

  7. These caught my eye they look fantastic! congrats on the top 9! :)


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