Coconut Caramel Pecan Cookie Bars

Coconut Caramel Pecan Cookie Bars are a quick and easy treat thanks to refrigerated cookie dough. Crunchy pecans, shredded coconut and gooey caramel make them irresistible.

Coconut Caramel Pecan Cookie Bars are a quick and easy treat thanks to refrigerated cookie dough. Pecans, coconut and caramel make them irresistible.

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It’s that time of year when we start finding our rhythm again. Elle has resumed her fall activities and Eric and I are adjusting to a more structured work schedule. Not that I don’t love summer, it’s just that we tend to fly by the seat of our pants for those three months, which is definitely not my comfort zone.

If you know me at all, you know that I’m a lover of lists. After spending a couple of days writing countless lists and planning posts for My Baking Addiction, I feel like I’m in a great spot to start creating and sharing fall content.

Coconut Caramel Pecan Cookie Bars are a quick and simple dessert thanks to refrigerated cookie dough. Pecans, coconut and caramel make them totally irresistible!

Fall is definitely the season that inspires me the most in the kitchen, so I’ve been brainstorming loads of sweet treats and comfort food dishes to share with you.

I’m guessing that many of you might still be finding your rhythm as well, because I’ve received SO many requests for simple dessert and dinner ideas. And since I’m totally here for you, I started sharing our favorite dinners and I’m even including a mini review of each recipe.

I’m also going to be sharing some super easy dessert recipes with you that may include a few shortcuts along the way. Not only will these shortcuts like refrigerated cookie dough and brownie mixes save you time, but they also taste delicious. I promise you, you’re going to love the desserts I’m serving up – starting with these Coconut Caramel Pecan Cookie Bars.

They start with a layer of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough. You might think it’s weird that I always have that on hand, as a baking blogger, but I do. We all need the help of a shortcut or two now and then, and I keep a few packages in the freezer for recipes like this, or those late night cravings when I’ve given away all the day’s baked goods.

There’s nothing like a warm chocolate chip cookie, and one of the reasons the cookies from NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough are SO good is that the dough was made in advance. All the best cookies on my site, in my opinion, start with a dough that gets to sit around in your refrigerator for at least a day. I get cookies with that amazing flavor without having to wait that day by using NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®’s doughs.

Coconut Caramel Pecan Cookie Bars are a quick and simple dessert thanks to refrigerated cookie dough. The perfect treat for a busy weeknight!

So you start with that NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough base, and you’ll sprinkle on crunchy pecans, shredded coconut and a drizzle of sweetened condensed milk. And of course, more NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels are a must.

The Coconut Caramel Pecan Cookie Bars bake up to golden perfection and then you’ll drizzle them with sweet, gooey caramel while they’re still warm to create chocolatey-caramel perfection with loads of delicious texture.

Whether you’re baking these Coconut Caramel Pecan Cookie Bars up for an after-school treat or a way to celebrate that chill in the air, you’ll love that they come together in minutes thanks to that shortcut hanging out in your refrigerator. If I were you, I’d make sure a crowd is around to help you enjoy these babies, because let me tell ya – there’s no way you’ll eat just one!

Coconut Caramel Pecan Bars

Yield: 16 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 32 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 2 tablespoons caramel sauce

Directions:

  1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch-square baking pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. PRESS cookie dough into prepared baking pan.
  3. BAKE for 10 minutes; remove from oven.
  4. COMBINE pecans, coconut and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle over dough. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over the coconut and pecans. Sprinkle with morsels.
  5. BAKE for an additional 22 to 24 minutes or until edges are browned and set. Cool 30 minutes in pan on wire rack.
  6. DRIZZLE caramel sauce over bar. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Notes:

TIP: For a chewier caramel top, microwave 6 unwrapped caramel candies with 1 teaspoon milk for 20 to 30 seconds or until melted; stir until smooth. Drizzle sauce over bar.
Recipe for Coconut Caramel Pecan Bars was originally posted on Very Best Baking.

Coconut Caramel Pecan Cookie Bars are a quick and easy treat thanks to refrigerated cookie dough. Crunchy pecans, shredded coconut and gooey caramel make them incredible!

16 Responses to “Coconut Caramel Pecan Cookie Bars”

  1. Natasha Syed — September 16, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Wow – these look so delicious and decadent!

    Reply

    • Jamie — September 17, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      Thank you, Natasha! I hope you enjoy them!

  2. Peppermint Dolly — September 16, 2016 at 5:49 am
    • Jamie — September 17, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      I can’t ever resist a cookie, Rebecca!

  3. Stephanie @ Velez Delights — September 16, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Looks delicious! :)

    Reply

    • Jamie — September 17, 2016 at 2:56 pm

      Thank you, Stephanie! I hope you enjoy it!

  4. Stephanie | Worth Whisking — September 16, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Great recipe, Jamie! It’s like a Girl Scout Samoa cookie in bar form! Love how easy it is with the refrigerated cookie dough!

    Reply

    • Jamie — September 17, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      Thank you, Stephanie! xxoo

  5. Michele — September 16, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Looks amazing. Can’t wait to try them!

    Reply

    • Jamie — September 17, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      I hope you enjoy them, Michele!

  6. Miranda — September 24, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    I’m drooling over these bars! There are so many things that just look perfect about them from the caramel drizzle on top to the chocolate chips!

    Reply

    • Jamie — September 25, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you, Miranda! xxoo

  7. Edwina — September 25, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Wow, these look amazing. I love all those flavors together. Really liking your idea of using the refrigerated cookie dough. A short cut is always appreciated in my household. Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to make this recipe.

    Reply

    • Jamie — September 25, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      Let me know how you like it, Edwina!

  8. Salomon — January 4, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Love how easy it is with the refrigerated cookie dough!

    Reply

    • Jamie — January 5, 2017 at 11:46 am

      I agree, Salomon! I love refrigerated cookie dough!

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