Pecan Coconut Bars

Pecan Coconut Bars


Crust

6 tablespoons butter, softened

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup flour


Filling

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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