3/26/11

Delicious Dream Bars

I don't bake sweets that often. Probably because I can't seem to control myself around them...seriously I can't. My husband asked me to bake some goodies for a bake sale that his work hosted to raise money to donate to the Red Cross Japan Disaster Relief.

We decided to bake a batch of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and Delicious Dream Bars. My mother-in-law gave me this recipe a long long time ago and I love when I get a chance to whip up a batch. They are fun and easy to make and they are always a hit.


Dream Bars
recipe by: Elaine Forward


Ingredients for the bars:
1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour

Ingredients for the topping:
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup shredded moist coconut
1 cup of nuts (walnuts or pecans--we usually omit the nuts my husband doesn't like them)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

A 13x9 pan works great for this recipe or a bar pan.

Bars:
Mix butter and sugar until combined and then add flour and mix. Take this dough and flatten it on the bottom of the un-greased pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

Topping:
Mix eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix until combined. Stir in coconut and nuts. Now spread topping on top of bars. Bake for 25 minutes.

Cool and cut into bars.

1 comment:

Meercat said...

They do sound addictive. I love anything with coconut.

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