Dream Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
A bar cookie with a butter crust topped with brown sugar, coconut and pecans.
Ingredients
Crust:
  • 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**
Filling:
  • 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
Instructions
  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.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at http://www.cookiemadness.net/2009/04/dream-bars/