Irresistible Coconut Caramel Chocolate Bars

Coconut caramel chocolate bars | #dessertrecipe

They say that we eat with our eyes first, if that’s true then I just demolished this irresistible gooey stack of coconut caramel chocolate bars, drool. I’m going to warn you now, the recipe I’m going to tempt you with is for the true chocolate and caramel lovers. If you’re also a fan of coconut then you are really in for a treat!

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