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Five Star Bars

Five Star Bars are more a confection than a cookie bar with coconut and graham crumbs suspended in chewy caramel like base, topped with chocolate.
Course Cookies/Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 squares or bars.
Calories 131 kcal
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut
  • A 10 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the top

  • 1 cup chocolate chips use your preference of milk chocolate, semi sweet or dark
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix together the butter, graham crumbs, coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla.
  3. Press into a parchment paper lined 9 x 9 pan.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until firm.
  5. As soon as they come out of the oven, sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the hot cookie bars.
  6. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to melt, then spread evenly over the top.
  7. Allow the bars to cool to room temperature before cutting into cookie bars or squares.
  8. Store in an airtight container. These cookie bars freeze well too.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Five Star Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Potassium 50mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.5%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 1.7%
Iron 3.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.