Pecan Coconut Bars

Cookie bars are less fuss to make than either drop cookies or roll and cut cookies. These Pecan Coconut Bars are made in two steps, but each step takes just minutes to prepare. If you're looking for a treat to serve at a shower or other gathering, the rich taste of these bars won't let you down. They can be cut into 16 squares, or for a more dainty dessert cut into smaller squares. These are pretty when placed in paper liners on a tray.

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Pecan Coconut Bars

6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour

2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
To make the crust - In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine butter, sugar, and salt. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add flour, stir until combined. Pat the dough out flat into the bottom of an ungreased 9x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake 14 - 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

To make filling - In a medium bowl, beat eggs slightly with wire whisk. Add vanilla. Gradually stir in brown sugar, just until blended. Add flour and salt; mix well. Stir in coconut and pecans. Spread mixture evenly over baked crust. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until lightly browned and filling is set. Cool for 10 minutes, then loosen around the edges with a knife. Allow to cool completely, then cut into bars. Makes 16 bars.


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  1. OMG... these look and sound divine!

  2. I'm with you, Anita, and enjoy the ease of bar cookies. These bars sounds especially dreamy and delicious, and one that I will try soon!

  3. Hey Anita! Long time, no hear. I've been so slack in reading blogs these last 12 months. I just spotted your name but with a different blog name. How have you been? Heaps been happening over in my neck of the woods. I've brought back the Thriving on Thursday linky party this year and I'd love to keep in touch. Love this recipe by the way and am going to give it a try. I agree. Bars are less time consuming than rolling cookies any day!

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

    1. Hi Anne! Glad to hear you're doing the Thriving on Thursday. I'll get over there and share something. Great to hear from you!!

  4. Hi Anita, I would love you to stop by Food on Friday: Coconut over at Carole's Chatter to add this to the recipe collection! Cheers!