Chocolate Pretzel Coconut Layer Bars

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 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


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.

Simply Delicious

by S. Sharon , Woodbury, MN on Mar. 2010

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...

Chocolate Pretzel Layer Bars

by n. nikki , PALATINE, IL on May. 2008

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?

Easy and so good!!

by R. REBECCA , Cookeville, TN on Dec. 2007

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

Fast and Easy

by K. Karol , TINLEY PARK, IL on Sep. 2007

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.

Chocolate Pretzel Coconut Layer Bars

by P. PAT , WATERTOWN, WI on Feb. 2007

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.

chocolate pretzel coconut layer bars

by C. Charles , Nashville, TN on Oct. 2006

I was looking for a way to use some pretzels I had left over from a party and came upon this recipe and tryed it. It was delicious and the family just loved I know what to do with my pretzels. thanks for the recipe.

Chocolate Pretzel Coconut Layer Bars

by L. Lane , PARMA, OH on Jun. 2006

I was searching a quick recipe to make but I only had 1 egg. This recipe was great because it used items I always have on hand, is easy to make and tastes delicious.


by J. Jaime , SWEET VALLEY, PA on Mar. 2006

This were so very good. A little on the sweet side. But hey, that's not a bad thing!

Truly Wonderful!!

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Mar. 2006

I made these for a gathering Saturday Night, the chocolate-pretzel combination is great! Everyone wanted the recipe. Anyway, there were none left, so now I will make again tonight to take to our ladies group at Church.


by E. Emily , SAYLORSBURG, PA on Jan. 2006

For those who think nothing can beat a traditional slice of German Chocolate prepared to doubt yourself. These bars are incredible - a new found favorite in our household!