Coconut Bars Recipe

Coconut Bars Recipe

Prep Time

 

Cook Time

40 minutes

Serves

 

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These coconut bars are simply delicious. Like liquid caramel filled pecan pies in bite size form. Wonderfully indulgent!

This recipe is courtesy of Baker’s Bench and Gourmet.com.

Ingredients

  • For crust:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • For topping:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Pinch of salt

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • 2 Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • 3 Cream 1/2 cup butter till fluffy.
  • 4 Gradually add 1/2 cup brown sugar and beat until smooth.
  • 5 Stir in flour.
  • 6 Press this mixture into bottom of prepared pan; bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes or until golden.
  • 7 While crust is baking, beat eggs with 1 cup brown sugar until smooth.
  • 8 Stir in vanilla and walnuts.
  • 9 Toss coconut with flour and salt and add to egg mixture.
  • 10 Stir till combined.
  • 11 Pour this topping mixture over hot baked crust and smooth with a spatula.
  • 12 Return pan to oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until topping set and golden brown.
  • 13 Cool pan on rack.
  • 14 When completely cool, lift foil sling out of pan and place on cutting board.
  • 15 Gently peel away from sides and use a spatula to separate from bottom.
  • 16 Discard foil.
  • 17 Cut cookies into bars using a large chef's knife.
  • 18 Store in an airtight container.

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