Coconut-Pecan Bars

Coconut-Pecan Bars

Offer genuine southern hospitality with traditional rich nutty bars.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

2:10

Hrs:Mins

Makes

16

bars

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.
Makes 16 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
Add a new shape to your cookie tray. Cut bars diagonally in half to make 32 triangles.
Did You Know
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:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 100
    • (Calories from Fat 45),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 80mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 13g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.