Fat witch coconut bars

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings

Ingredients

crust:
10 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature, 1 1/4 sticks
1 1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon +2 teaspoons packed light brown sugar
topping:
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
two large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of cinnamon
2 cups shredded sweetened coconut

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Lynnda Cloutier Recipe
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Mission Viejo, CA (pop. 93,305)
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Member Since Aug 2011
Lynnda's notes for this recipe:
Headnotes from the book:
the toasted coconut and touch of spicy cinnamon will transport you to the tropics, even if you bake these bars in the dead of winter. The flavor improves overnight, so make them a day ahead if possible
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Directions

1
grease a 9 x 9" baking pan with butter. Dust with flour and shake out the excess. Preheat the oven to 350°.
2
To make the crust, mix the butter, flour and Brown sugar in a large bowl. Mix first with a wooden spoon, then knead with your hands. Spread the dough evenly into bottom of the prepared baking pan, flatten with your fingers. Bake for 10 minutes or until crust is light Golden. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
3
While the crust is in the oven, make the topping. Beat both of the sugars, eggs, and vanilla until well combined, you can use the same bowl is the crust was mixed in. Add the condensed milk and blend thoroughly.
4
Measure flour, baking powder and cinnamon and then sift together directly into the batter. Mix the batter gently until well mixed and no trace of the dry ingredients remains.
5
Add the coconut and mix well by hand. Spread the batter evenly onto crust and return to the oven for an additional 30 minutes or until the top is turning Golden Brown.
Remove from the oven and cool on a rack for at least one hour. Cut just before serving. Makes 12 to 16 bars.

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user Sandy Mika mikasldy - Aug 17, 2012
OMG, made these just now, and they are absolutely delicious !!!!
Thanks for the recipe 8]
user Lynnda Cloutier eatygourmet - Aug 17, 2012
Wow, that was fast, Sandy!Glad you enjoyed them. I swear, that Bakery is going to be the death of me yet. They have such great goodies.
user Karla Everett Karla59 - Aug 17, 2012
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user Melanie B MelBelle - Aug 17, 2012
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user Sandy Mika mikasldy - Aug 17, 2012
I didn't quite let them cool all the way, absolutely love the crust for these, I'm going to have to try that on a cheesecake, so good 8]

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