Saturday, October 9, 2010

Coconut Pecan Bars

We had a small retirement party brunch at work yesterday. I made my Snickerdoodles and these pecan bars to take. It's almost pecan time here in Texas -- I can't wait!


1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 eggs
1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 350. In a mixing bowl combine flour, butter, and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Beat at low speed for 2 minutes until crumbly. Pat into a 9 x 13 pan lined with parchment. Bake for 12-17 minutes until lightly browned. In another bowl combine all filling ingredients and mix well for 1-2 minutes. Pour over hot crust. Bake for an additional 17-22 minutes until golden brown and filling is set. Cool completely and cut into bars.


Marilyn said...

Hi Angie!
These sound very much like my Aunt Laura's bars, but your recipe calls for more ingredients - and more coconut which is always a hit with me. Thanks!!

bellini valli said...

Coconut and pecans, I don't know if I could eat just one...but why try:D

Abby said...

Coconut, pecans and brown sugar - a wonderful trinity if I've ever seen one! These would be a hit at work.

Katy ~ said...

Now don't these sound super good. And fresh pecans...I can only dream. We get them here all packaged up after heaven knows how long. Pecans are a huge favorite with me, and coconut... heavenly!!