Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dream Bars

If you're looking for a quick and easy dessert for this holiday weekend, this one's it.
This dream bar recipe I found in one of my many older cookbooks. It really is quick to make and it has a wonderful buttery crust with a coconut and nut topping.
It's baked in a 9" x 13" pan and since the bars are kind of rich, you can cut smaller size pieces and get as many as 2 dozen.

Begin with making the crust by mixing the butter, brown sugar and flour til crumbly.
Then press the mixture into your pan and bake it for about 10 minutes.

Make the topping by mixing all the ingredients in a medium bowl.

Then pour the topping onto the baked crust and bake it another 20 to 25 minutes.

Dream Bars ( from the cookbook " America's Best Recipes, State Fair Blue Ribbon Winners)

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 cup AP flour

Mix the above ingredients til crumbly. Press into a 9" x 13" pan. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes, until lightly browned.

1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup coconut
2 eggs
2 tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts ( I used pecans)
1. Combine the above ingredients well and pour over the baked crust.
2. Bake again at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes, or until brown.
3. Cut into bars, the size your prefer.

1 comment:

  1. These are my very favorite bars. I have loved them since my sister-in-law made them many years ago. I could not keep away from them. The combination of brown sugar, coconut and nuts tickles your taste buds along with the crisp crust beneath.



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