Oreo Coconut Gooey Cake Bars

I have something super duper yummy for you today.

Do you like coconut?
I sure hope so, because these Oreo Coconut Gooey  Cake Bars are all about the white stuff!
And if you don’t, just send your piece on over…
I have a serious coconut addiction going on over here :-)
Oreo Coconut Gooey Cake Bars - Oreo gooey cake bars with a delicious coconut topping
 
The gooey butter cake has been around for quite a while,
but can you believe that I have never tried one.
As in, never eaten one or made one.
That all changed earlier this week.
I baked one before the kitchen was demolished and then…
it happened.
One just jumped right into my mouth while I was taking pictures.
And the unthinkable…a second just might have joined the first.
I like to call it research instead of cheating on my diet.
The extra mile I had to run was totally worth it that day :-)
Can you blame me?
Look how scrumptious those bars look.
After all they had Oreos and coconut all baked into them.
I just couldn’t resist two of my favorite flavors all in one yummy bar.

Oreo Coconut Gooey Cake Bars - Oreo gooey cake bars with a delicious coconut topping
First I added Oreo cookie chunks to the cake dough. Yum!!!

Oreo gooey cake bars - crust
Then it got even better with a topping of coconut and condensed milk.
Is it bad that I wanted to eat it by the spoonfuls???

Oreo Gooey Cake Bars - coconut
And then my fav m&m in easter colors got sprinkled on top!
Don’t ask where the leftover ones are…
I have no idea :-)

Oreo Gooey Cake Bars - m&ms
These bars had to leave my house right away!
I’m pretty sure I would have cheated on the diet again…
and again…
and probably again!!!
And I don’t think my legs would appreciate all the running
they would have to do to work it all off.

Oreo Coconut Gooey Cake Bars - Oreo gooey cake bars with a delicious coconut topping
I double dog dare you to make these this weekend!
For research that is. :-)

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Oreo Coconut Gooey Cake Bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 28 minutes

Yield: 20 squares

Oreo Coconut Gooey Cake Bars

Oreo gooey cake mix bars get a tropic twist with coconut and coconut M&M's.

Ingredients

1 white cake mix
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 egg
1 c. Oreo cookie chunks
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 c. shredded coconut
1 (14 oz.) can condensed milk
1 c. coconut M&M’s

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cake mix, butter, vanilla and egg until a soft dough forms. Stir in the cookie chunks by hand. Press the dough into a greased 9×13 pan.
  2. Combine coconut and condensed milk in a bowl. Spread evenly on top of the cake dough. Sprinkle the top with the M&M’s. Bake for 28-30 minutes at 350*. Loosen the edges of the cake from the pan with a knife, when it comes out of the oven. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into 20 bars. Store in a sealed container at room temperature for 4-5 days.
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Comments

  1. says

    Oh my girl. I want one! Coconut is never a big deal in this house, except for me. Those would be quite dangerous, as I would end up eating the entire batch!

  2. says

    These look so delicious! We can’t wait to try them! They are loaded with our favorite yummy ingredients! We loved having you at “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

  3. says

    Oh goodness, these look a little TOO good! (as always!)

    Thanks so much for linking up your awesome food ideas at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!

    ~Abbie

  4. jamie says

    i made these yesterday they are sooooo amazing i can not even describe…. everyone LOVED them and they weren’t too sweet like my mom thought they were going to be even my coconut despising husband was all over them!

  5. Deb says

    I love it when I look around your site and stumble on something I’ve not seen before. I made these immediately yesterday and am so glad I did. Taste super and both my husband and son were thrilled with them. A perfect option leading up to Easter and using those coconut M&M’s!! Nice that Easter is later this year so I’ve got plenty of time to repeat this recipe. Of course I don’t ever need an excuse to make one of your recipes. You continue to amaze me!

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