I really enjoy reading other blogs and finding new recipes that I can make a staple in my repertoire of tried and true favorites. This recipe from BrownEyedBaker certainly has hit home with me--I made it twice in the month of December! Enjoy this one! I doubled the original recipe to make a 9x13 pan, but it easily halves to make an 8x8 pan.
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
8 oz unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
2 cups light brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups sweetened flake coconut
2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 baking pan. Combine the flour and salt; set aside. Stir together the melted butter and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well blended. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until blended, then stir in the coconut and chocolate chips. Scrape the batter into the 9x13 pan and smooth even with a rubber spatula. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until set in the center but still soft. Do not overbake. Let the bars cool completely before cutting into squares.