You can do this all in one bowl if you don’t mind wiping it out between layers, which need to be cooked in shifts, anyway.
Black-bottom Coconut Bars
1 stick (½ cup) melted butter
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
¾ cup white sugar
1 cup flour
½ cup sweetened, shredded coconut, plus more for top
Directions: Heat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 9-inch cake pan. Combine all ingredients for the Black Bottom and spread evenly into the pan. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool about 5 minutes
Combine all ingredients for the White Top (using ½ cup of the coconut for this mixture). With a large spoon, drop dollops of the coconut batter on top of the Black Bottom layer and gently spread to form an even layer of White Top. Sprinkle more shredded coconut on top and return to oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until coconut on top is browned.
(This song inspired the title of the dessert, and it is also proof that the '80s sucked.)