Coconut-Pecan Bars

Coconut-Pecan Bars

  • 20 Minutes Prep2 Hours 10 Minutes Total
  • 16 Servings
  • 100 Calories per Serving
Offer genuine southern hospitality with traditional rich nutty bars.

Ingredient List

  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. 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.


  • Add a new shape to your cookie tray. Cut bars diagonally in half to make 32 triangles.
  • 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 Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 5g 0%, Saturated Fat 2g 0%, Cholesterol 20mg 0%, Sodium 80mg 0%, Potassium NC*, Total Carbohydrate 13g 0%, Dietary Fiber 0g 0%, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%, Vitamin D 0%, Vitamin E 0%, Thiamin 0%, Riboflavin 0%, Niacin 0%, Vitamin B6 0%, Folic Acid 0%, Vitamin B12 0%, Pantothenic Acid 0%, Phosphorus 0%, Magnesium 0%, Zinc 0%, Selenium 0%, Copper 0%, Manganese 0%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 100, Calories from Fat 45, Trans Fat NC*, Monounsaturated Fat NC*, Polyunsaturated Fat NC*, Soluble Fiber NC*, Insoluble Fiber NC*, Sugars NC*, Protein 1g, Beta-Carotene NC*, Omega-3 NC*, Carbohydrate Choice 1, Starch 0, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 1, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 0, Very Lean Meat 0, Lean Meat 0, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 1

* NC indicates a nutritional value has not been calculated, which is typically due to either insufficient nutritional data for an ingredient or an incomplete analysis.