Pistachio Bars

Pistachio Bars

A simple flour, sugar, and butter crust holds an enticing blend of pistachios and chewy coconut in these easy bar cookies.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

2:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

25

bars

Base
1
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/4
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter
Topping
1
egg
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup corn syrup
1
tablespoon butter, melted
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup coarsely chopped pistachios
1/2
cup flaked coconut
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, combine flour and 1/4 cup sugar; mix well. With pastry blender or fork, cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press mixture in bottom of ungreased 8-inch square pan.
  2. Bake at 350°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, beat egg slightly in medium bowl. Add all remaining topping ingredients except pistachios and coconut; mix well. Stir in pistachios and coconut.
  4. Remove pan from oven. Spoon and spread coconut mixture evenly over warm base. Return to oven; bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 hour 15 minutes or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.
Makes 25 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Ingredient Info
Groves of pistachio trees thrive in California, New Mexico, Iran, Italy and Turkey. Store pistachios sealed in an airtight container in a cool spot; freeze them for longer storage. Look for pistachios, already shelled in your grocery's produce or bulk food areas.
Make it Special
During winter holidays, use red-dyed pistachios alone or in combination with natural green pistachios.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 65),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 60mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 ;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.