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Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Shortbread Bars

Soft, buttery coconut shortbread bars are dipped in melted chocolate and rolled in coconut flakes for the ultimate holiday cookie bar!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 bars


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate, melted
  • Additional flaked coconut for garnishing


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9-in square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, beat softened butter and sugar together until completely creamy. Add extracts, coconut, salt, and flour, stirring until a soft dough forms.
  • Press dough evenly into the bottom of prepared pan. Bake bars at 350F 20-25 minutes or until a light golden brown. Cool completely on a wire cooling rack.
  • Cut bars into 2-in rectangles and dip half of each bar in melted chocolate, placing on parchment paper. Garnish each with flaked coconut and allow to set for 30 minutes. Enjoy!