These bars are easy to make, fudgy, oil free, and taste amazingly decadent.
Preheat oven to 190 C (375 F) and place baking paper into an 8 x 8 inch brownie tin.
Take 100 g of the white chocolate and roughly chop into medium sized chunks then set it aside for later. Do the same for the rest of the white chocolate (100 g) and place in a bowl with the coconut milk.
Place the bowl in a microwave for 1 - 2 minutes until the coconut milk is hot. Check it every 20 seconds until the bottom of the bowl is hot. Remove from the microwave, add the vanilla extract and set it aside. Don't stir it just yet. (If you don't have a microwave you can also heat the mixture using a double boiler.)
In a separate bowl, add the flour, ½ cup desiccated coconut, light brown sugar, baking powder and salt then stir. Go back to the coconut milk - white chocolate mixture and whisk until the chocolate is completely combined with the coconut milk.
Add the coconut milk - white chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk again until a batter forms. Fold in the white chocolate and spoon the batter into the brownie tin. Spread the batter out and sprinkle ¼ cup desiccated coconut evenly on top.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Place a toothpick in the centre. If it comes out clean then they're done.
Allow the bars to cool for 30 minutes before cutting. (Optional: Microwave 35 g white chocolate with ½ tbsp coconut milk for 10 - 20 seconds and drizzle on top while the chocolate is hot).
Make it gluten-Free: Replace the plain flour with a gluten free flour blend.
Make it vegan/dairy-free: Use vegan chocolate