Thick, soft, & chewy Coconut Pistachio Bars topped with rich, fluffy cream cheese frosting! These Coconut Pistachio Bars with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting are a cinch to whip up, make a big batch, and are loved by all!
In a large bowl, stir together flour, pudding mix, sugar, and baking powder.
In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, melted butter, milk, vanilla, and coconut extract.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix until combined.
Stir in 1/2 cup pistachios and 1 cup coconut.
Press the dough into a lightly greased 13x9-inch pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.
Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and coconut extract until combined.
Add 3 cups powdered sugar, and beat until frosting is thick and creamy, adding additional powdered sugar as needed.
Spread frosting over the cooled bars.
Sprinkle with pistachios and coconut.
Cut into bars.