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Monday, May 3, 2010

Coconut Dream Bars

This dessert was soooooo good! I've been wanting to use coconut lately and I found this recipe that I've had stored in my recipes for several years now. I got it from a roommate in college and just got around to it, it was worth hanging on to. I actually added the chocolate chips myself because they seemed like a perfect match. My only regret is halving the recipe because it was gone too fast!

My only excuse for how terrible the lighting is in these photos is that I was in such a hurry to devour it that I didn't care at the moment. But now that it is eaten and gone and I'm in the middle of blogging, I wish I had flipped another light on and taken a better picture!


Crust

1/2 C brown sugar
1 C flour
1/2 C butter

Mix well and press into 8x8 baking dish, bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

Top

1 C brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 C coconut
1/2 C chopped nuts
1/2 C chocolate chips

Mix sugar, eggs, salt, and vanilla. Add flour and baking powder. Gently stir in coconut, nuts, and chocolate chips. Spread over crust. Bake at 300 for 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown.

4 comments:

scubamom said...

I was thinking of making these recently. If I recall they were very yummy....and now chocolate! Even better! Great idea.

Amanda said...

I think I might be making these today! They sound so yummy. Do you think they would be ok without the nuts? I don't have any.

4handfulls said...

The boys are eating them now, you have 6 thumbs up from us!

chocolatecoveredgummiebears said...

Yes, I think they'd be just fine without the nuts. I'm happy that these appealed to so many people!