COCONUT-PECAN BARS

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20 min Prep
2 hr 10 min Total
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16 Servings

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Offer genuine southern hospitality with traditional rich nutty bars.


Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 eggs
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup packed brown sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup flaked coconut
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preparation
  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.
Tips
  • 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.