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Coconut-Pecan Bars

Coconut-Pecan Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 16
Offer genuine southern hospitality with traditional rich nutty bars.
June 23, 2014

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp (90 mL) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 1 cup (250 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) coconut
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped pecans

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350ºF. In small bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Stir in 1 cup flour. Pat in bottom of ungreased square pan, 9x9x2 inches. Bake 12 to 17 minutes or until very light brown.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat eggs slightly with wire whisk. Stir in vanilla. Gradually beat in brown sugar just until blended. Beat in 2 tablespoons flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt; mix well. Stir in coconut and pecans. Carefully spoon coconut mixture evenly over baked layer.
  • 3
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and filling is set. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around edges of pan to loosen. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

  • Special Touch: Add a new shape to your cookie tray. Cut bars diagonally in half to make 32 triangles.
  • Did You Know? Pecans are one of the earliest cultivated crops. In 1846, a Louisiana African-American slave gardener known as Antoine successfully grafted a new pecan tree that was recognized for excellence at the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 16 Servings
Calories
100
Total Fat
5g
Saturated Fat
2g
Cholesterol
20mg
Sodium
80mg
Total Carbs
13g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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