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Almond Coconut Dream Bars

Almond Coconut Dream Bars are three layers of cookie bliss. A cookie crust with a gooey layer with a light crunch of sliced almonds then drizzled with icing.

Coconut Almond Dream Bars

Look at those layers. Every bite into these Almond Coconut Dream Bars is the best bite. It is like a cookie and a pie mash-up.

The thin-sliced almonds give this gooey cookie bar a subtle crunch. The drizzled icing takes this cookie bar over the top!

Almond Coconut Dream Bars

You definitely want to put these on your holiday baking list. Some people call these Angel Bars. No matter the name they are out of this world.

It is a long recipe but just takes it section by section. It is totally worth it. Plus if you are a baker you probably have nearly every ingredient in your pantry.

Almond Coconut Dream Bars

Recipe Tips

The recipe below is divided into sections. Before starting prep all ingredients so they will be ready on hand once you start cooking. The recipe card below defaults to numbered directions. In the directions “—-” is used to divide the recipe directions into sections.

You can swap out almonds for chopped pecans. Use the same amount.

When broiling the coconut and almonds keep an eye on it so the coconut doesn’t burn. It can happen so quickly so don’t take your eyes off of it or get distracted.

Add a tablespoon of water to thin your icing. I like mine on the thinner side. Drizzle the icing over the cookie. You can use a pastry brush or spreading knife to spread the icing evenly over the top of the cookie bars.

Almond Coconut Dream Bars also known as Angel Bars.

Almond Coconut Dream Bars Recipe

Coconut Almond Dream Bars
4.37 from 19 votes

Almond Coconut Dream Bars

Almond Coconut Dream Bars
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Almond Coconut Dream Bars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 16


  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup flour


  • 1 /12 cups or 5 ounces sliced almonds
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 1/2 teaspoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside


  1. In a medium mixing bowl beat together the 4 TBS butter, 2 TBS sugar, egg yolk, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract.
  2. Stir in 3/4 cup flour until combined.
  3. Press evenly into your prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes then set aside.


  1. Spread almonds and coconut out in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  2. Broil on high for 3-4 minutes. Continue to broil until coconut is toasted.
  3. Set the toasted almonds and coconut aside.
  4. Return oven heat to 350F.


  1. Beat together 2 eggs, light brown sugar, 1 TBS and 1 1/2 tsp flour, baking powder, salt, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
  2. Stir in the almond coconut mixture.
  3. Spread mixture over the baked shortbread layer in the pan.
  4. Place into the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.


  1. Meanwhile in a small pot melt 2 tablespoons of butter over low heat.
  2. Add powdered sugar, lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and stir until melted and combined to make the icing. If you icing is too thick add 1 tablespoon of water at a time till you get the desired consistency.


  1. Once you remove the dream bars out of the oven drizzle the icing over the dream bars and spread evenly.
  2. Let the bars cool and the icing set before cutting into bars.

Recipe Notes

This is a long recipe.  In the directions “—-” is used to divide the recipe directions into sections or tasks. This breaks down the recipe so it is not so overwhelming. 

Almond Coconut Dream Bars Recipe Video Trailer

Recipe adapted from Pecan Angel Bars

by The Joy Of Cooking

Recipe Rating

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Diane Carter

Monday 13th of November 2017

Can these be frozen?

Stephanie Jackson

Monday 13th of November 2017

Hi Diane, I have never froze them. If you decide to freeze them please come back and let us know your experience. Thanks, Stephanie

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