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Dream Bars

by on April 15, 2009 · 8 comments

Fuzz is home sick, so today’s recipe is made from things I had around the house – pecans, coconut and brown sugar. The recipe I used was from a very old cookbook, and while the bars were tasty, they were on the thin side.  Next time I make Dream Bars, I’ll probably use Kraft’s trusted back-of-the-box recipe below.


Dream Bars
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A bar cookie with a butter crust topped with brown sugar, coconut and pecans.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
  • 1 cup (140 grams) flour all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (75 grams) softened salted butter**
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (35 grams flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) baking powder
  • 1 1/3 cups (about) shredded sweetened coconut (angel flake)
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and grease a 9 inch square metal pan.
  2. For the crust, combine 1 cup flour and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Add butter and mix until well blended. Press into pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  3. For the filling, beat eggs until thick and light in color. Gradually beat in 3/4 cup brown sugar and continue beating until mixture is light and fluffy. Mix 1/4 cup flour with the baking powder. Fold into egg mixture. Mix in coconut, vanilla and nuts. Spread over baked crust in pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cool. Cut into bars.


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Published on April 15, 2009

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

snookydoodle April 15, 2009 at 2:02 pm

these look good! get well soon to Fuzz

Katrina April 15, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Sorry Fuzz is sick. Parker is home sick today, too. Sigh! The bars sounds good.

dawn April 15, 2009 at 1:33 pm

lots of people home sick today…how weird
I am the only person in the house that loves coconut, so when I make these, I eat them all. But who cares, I burn it off by walking.

VeggieGirl April 15, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Wishing Fuzz a quick, full recovery!!

Randi April 15, 2009 at 4:58 pm

The latest issue of Cook’s Country has a recipe for Dream Bars. When I read the title, I thought thats the one you made. Feel better Emma!!

Sue April 15, 2009 at 5:46 pm

This is my Mom’s favorite bar. It’s been too long since I made them.

Pearl April 15, 2009 at 6:35 pm

hope fuzz feels better soon! :)

Elyse April 15, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Mmm, these sound exactly like the name describes them: a coconut dream. How delicious! Hope these made Fuzz feel a bit better!

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