Coconut-Pecan Bars

Offer genuine southern hospitality with traditional rich nutty bars.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 16

6
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup flaked coconut
1/2
cup chopped pecans

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. In small bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Stir in 1 cup flour. Pat in bottom of ungreased square pan, 9x9x2 inches. Bake 12 to 17 minutes or until very light brown.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat eggs slightly with wire whisk. Stir in vanilla. Gradually beat in brown sugar just until blended. Beat in 2 tablespoons flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt; mix well. Stir in coconut and pecans. Carefully spoon coconut mixture evenly over baked layer.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and filling is set. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around edges of pan to loosen. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

Add a new shape to your cookie tray. Cut bars diagonally in half to make 32 triangles.

Pecans are one of the earliest cultivated crops. In 1846, a Louisiana African-American slave gardener known as Antoine successfully grafted a new pecan tree that was recognized for excellence at the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
80mg
80%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.