Chocolate Pretzel Coconut Layer Bars

Chocolate Pretzel Coconut Layer Bars

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based on 50 reviews
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10 min.
55 min.
28 bars

For an afternoon snack or a family gathering, try these elegant Chocolate Pretzel Coconut Layer Bar cookies. They are chunk full of pecans, chocolate morsels, butterscotch morsels and coconut! Created by Julie Hubbs of Greenfield, Minnesota.


  • 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) German chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup crushed pretzels
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
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PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

COMBINE cake mix, pretzels, butter and egg in large bowl; stir until well mixed. Press pretzel mixture into bottom of prepared pan.

BAKE for 15 minutes or until crust puffs and appears dry. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes.

LAYER semi-sweet morsels, butterscotch morsels, coconut and nuts. Pour sweetened condensed milk over nuts.

BAKE for 30 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

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Simply Delicious

My family loved these; they were gone within 1 day, and so easy to make. I will definitely make these again and again and again...

- Sharon Herbert from Woodbury, MN

Chocolate Pretzel Layer Bars

Well I didn't think much would top the 7 layer bars that everyone seems to love but this did. I did make a substitution, I did not have a cake mix so I used a brownie mix and added a little more pretzels. I used peanut butter and milk chocolate pieces as well as semisweet. Boy are these good. The base tastes better than the typical graham cracker. (Who doesn't love fudgy chocolaty stuff!) Well this is going to be my "go to" recipe when I need to make a bar cookie for work or unexpected company. Fast and easy and delicous who could ask for more?

- nikki pals from PALATINE, IL

Easy and so good!!

Someone at work made these for us for Christmas. They were wonderful!! I made them without pretzels. They were so easy and taste great!

- REBECCA Armstrong from Cookeville, TN

Fast and Easy

Made these for the first time and found them to be fast and easy. Make sure the bars are cooled before cutting. I would wait over night the next time.

- Karol Komar from TINLEY PARK, IL

Chocolate Pretzel Coconut Layer Bars

My husband loves anything with german chocolate cake mix, but this recipe so far is the best!!! Great combination of ingredients makes this taste so good.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/28 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 28

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 270
  • Calories from Fat: 130
  • Total Fat: 14g (22% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 7g (36% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 25mg (8% of DV)
  • Sodium: 210mg (9% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 32g (11% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 23g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Vitamin A: 4% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 6% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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