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M&M Coconut Valentine Bars

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M&M Bars

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it’s time to have some Valentine’s themed fun in the kitchen. Whether it’s for family snacks, something to take to the office, or the Valentine’s parties the kids have at school these M&M Coconut Valentine Bars are such a fun Valentine themed goodies.

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M&M Coconut Valentine Bars
 
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These tasty treats are perfect for home, school parties, or the office.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 C. butter, melted
  • 1 14 oz. Can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ½ C. flaked coconut
  • 1 C. white chocolate chips
  • 1 C. M&Ms
  • Non-­stick spray such as Pam
Instructions
  1. Place graham crackers into a large ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.
  2. Melt butter and add to the crushed graham crackers. Coat 9x13 baking dish with non-­stick spray and press the crumbly graham cracker and butter crumb mixture evenly into the bottom of the dish.
  3. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the graham cracker mixture.
  4. Layer remaining ingredients over the graham cracker mixture and press down firmly with a fork so they 'stick'.
  5. Bake on 325 for 25­-30 minutes. The coconut will turn a nice golden brown color.
Notes
Great for other holidays like Christmas (using the red/white/green M&Ms), Halloween (using Reese's Pieces), Easter (using Pastel M&Ms). You can also add nuts if you like. Add or take away some of the white chips and M&Ms. It's a very versatile recipe that you can truly adjust to your liking.

 

M&M Coconut Bars 2

While these are Valentine’s Day themed due to the fun pink, red and white M&M’s, you could switch it up for holidays like Christmas using the red/green M&M’s, Easter with the Pastel M&M’s or Halloween using Reese’s Pieces. This treat is so versatile and you can have lots of fun putting so many different goodies into it.

I would love to know if you try this recipe, how you liked it. Really, though, it’s tough to go wrong with coconut and chocolate!

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  1. 1

    Coconut and M&Ms my two favorites! These sound so good!
    Nichol recently posted…Tiny Love Gymini Developlace Play Mat that Grows with Baby Review & GiveawayMy Profile

  2. 2

    Delicious! It makes me wish my family liked coconut, then again I could totally make it and eat the whole dang thing myself!!
    Stephanie r recently posted…Planning The Perfect Minecraft PartyMy Profile

  3. 3

    These are so pretty! They would be great for a VDay party!
    Penelope Guzman (NYC Blogger) recently posted…Show You Care And Make It Personal #SendMoreLoveMy Profile

  4. 4

    M&M’s are not listed in the ingredients how much do you use

  5. 6

    I love coconut and I bet those bars are chewy goodness!
    Tammy recently posted…DiscoverE a 24/7/365 Engineering Resource for Families, Schools and Community OrganizationsMy Profile

  6. 7

    These M&M Coconut Valentine Bars look delightfully sinful! I love chocolate, coconut and M&M’s! What can be better? And I just love red & pink colored M&M’s. Thanks for sharing!

    Angela recently posted…2 Fun and Easy Washi Tape Valentine’s Day CraftsMy Profile

  7. 8

    I love coconut and chocolate! I am coming across so many amazing recipes tonight. Not good for my sweet tooth!
    Theresa recently posted…5 Ways to Save on Time and Money at Healthcare Clinic ChicagoMy Profile

  8. 9

    They look tasty & the colors are perfect for the holiday

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  9. 10

    These look very tasty and I may just make these for V-Day!
    Ty recently posted…Buffalo Turkey Meatball SubMy Profile

  10. 11

    I love how you used graham crackers together with the coconut – sounds like a perfect pairing.
    TerriAnn recently posted…2014 Hyundai Santa Fe – Ideal For Glamping, Tailgating, and Civilized Road TrippingMy Profile

  11. 12

    Those look irresistible. Coconut + chocolate = a winning combination.
    LyndaS recently posted…The Mason Dixon BakeryMy Profile

  12. 13

    I agree, chocolate and coconut is a wonderful combination! I’ll definitely give these a try!

    Donna recently posted…The Sweet and Dirty Truth: Stevia vs. AspartameMy Profile

  13. 14

    LOVE coconut and these look amazing. Love the touch of festive too!

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  14. 15

    These look delish. It has two of my favorite things.

  15. 16

    I love coconut what a tasty treat im gonna need to make these
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  16. 17

    I’m not a big fan of coconut flakes but it does look good. Maybe I can just leave them out.
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  17. 18

    Love that these are simple and easy. Perfect to bring to a gathering!

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  18. 19

    I’m not a fan of coconut but this looks delicious!
    Raijean recently posted…Swa-Rai Mommy: Swiffer’s NEW Sweep & Trap ReviewMy Profile

  19. 20

    Oh man I am already a sucker for anything coconut but with M&M’s too? YUM!
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  20. 21

    Coconut and chocolate are a match made in HEAVEN. Nummy!
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  21. 22

    WOW, those look fantastic!!

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  22. 23

    These look great. I love coconut, but others in the house don’t. If I made these I may actually get a few.
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  23. 24

    I usually don’t do coconut (just beverages), but that looks really good!
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  24. 25

    You can NOT go wrong with a good magic bar recipe — love this variation with M&Ms.
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  25. 26

    These look absolutely sinful. They pair together two of my favorite things – chocolate and coconut. I’m pinning this for later :).
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  26. 27

    This looks so good! I love coconut, so I’ll definitely be trying this recipe. Thanks!
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  27. 28

    I make something like this! I like how you added graham cracker crust. Looks great!
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  28. 29

    Wow that looks so goo!d!

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  29. 30

    These look so good, my hubby wouldn’t eat them but I love the coconut.

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  30. 31

    Love this recipe! I am a huge coconut fan, been using it in a lot of recipes lately!
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  31. 32

    I made something similar to this the other day, minus the white chocolate, and it was good. Next time, I’ll add in some white chocolate to see how it’ll taste. Thanks!

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  32. 33

    I really like M&M’s and coconut so I’m sure I’d love these. Looks so yummy!
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  33. 34
    Linda Meyers-Gabbard
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    These sound so yummy and delicious. They are cute too with the pink and red M&M’s. I want some. …lol
    Thank you for the recipe.

  34. 35

    These are very similar to the classic 7 layer bars that I loved as a child. No nuts and M & Ms instead of chocolate chips is the basic difference as far as I can see. I love that the star is coconut, mmm!

  35. 36

    These look soo good – I’d like to make these with 4th of July m&ms – if they have them – I’m checking asap when I go shopping! Perfect picnic dessert!

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