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Pistachio Bars

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Pistachio Bars
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 25
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A simple flour, sugar, and butter crust holds an enticing blend of pistachios and chewy coconut in these easy bar cookies.
Updated Oct 19, 2010

Ingredients

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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    During winter holidays, use red-dyed pistachios alone or in combination with natural green pistachios.

Nutrition

120 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 12g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
65
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
60mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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