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Golden Coconut Bars

A recipe for Golden Coconut Bars. These rich and sweet bars have a golden color and extra molasses flavor from brown sugar. They are a real treat for coconut lovers.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Renee

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces

For the filling:

  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

For the crust:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan. Line the bottom only with parchment paper. Lightly grease parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a knife blade, add the flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and salt. Pulse until combined.
  3. Add the butter pieces and pulse until it resembles a coarse meal.
  4. Spread and press the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.

For the filling:

  1. While the crust is baking, whisk together 1 cup brown sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together the eggs and vanilla in a small bowl. Pour into the large bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Stir in the coconut flakes.
  4. Pour mixture over the warm crust.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  6. Cut into squares.

Recipe Notes

A recipe for Golden Coconut Bars. These rich and sweet bars have a golden color and extra molasses flavor from brown sugar. They are a real treat for coconut lovers.