Coconut Dream Bars

Marcia McCance

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@mmccance

This is one of Mom's recipes that I put 5 stars next to in my recipe box.

My mother loved to make bar cookies. If there was a cookie bake sale or event at the church, she always took bar cookies of some kind. And that is what she made at home, too.

This is a wonderful chewy coconutty two-layer sensation but I could not find a picture of the exact same recipe so the picture is only similar but the recipe is authentic.

Enjoy!


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

BOTTOM LAYER:

1
whole egg beaten
3 Tbsp
milk
1/2 tsp
vanilla
1/3 c
butter
1/3 c
powdered sugar
1 c
sifted flour

TOPPING:

1/2 c
brown sugar, lightly packed
1/4 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
flour
1/2 tsp
double acting baking powder
1/2 c
flake coconut
1 c
chopped walnuts
2
whole eggs beaten
1/2 c
molasses
1/2 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
BOTTOM LAYER: Beat the egg, then add milk and vanilla
2
Cream the butter and sugar and combine with the egg mixture
3
Add the flour, mix well, and spread in a 9x9x2 pan
4
Bake bottom layer 425 F for 5 minutes, then remove from oven and set aside to make top layer
5
TOPPING: Mix dry ingredients, add the wet, combine and pour over the top of the baked crust.
6
Bake 350 F, 20-25 minutes

Cool in pan, and cut in squares (do not cut until cool to the touch, or it will be messy)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #coconut, #bar, #cookie, #layer