Old-school blueberry and coconut chewy biscuit bars

These biscuit bars are the perfect sweet treat for a picnic basket – if you haven’t eaten them all straight from the pan!

More  than 1 hour

Makes 12-15


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  • 1½ cups (375g) butter
  • 1½ cups (300g) brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) milk
  • ½ Tbsp (7ml) vanilla essence
  • ¼ cup (25g) desiccated coconut
  • 2½ cups (375g) self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1 tub (100g) fresh blueberries
  • Pinch salt



  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line a 35x25cm baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together in a bowl.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, incorporating each fully before adding the next.
  4. Whisk in milk and vanilla essence.
  5. Combine coconut and flour in a separate bowl, then add to batter, mixing well.
  6. Fold in berries and pour into baking tray.
  7. Bake for 40-43 minutes, until a golden-brown crust forms.
  8. Cool slightly in tray, then slice into bars.
  9. Serve cooled completely or store in an airtight container.


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