(from Grandma Cora’s Recipe Box)
I found this recipe in my grandma’s recipe box. It looks like it was cut out of a magazine and taped to the recipe card. There is nothing that tells me how old it is or where it came from but it looked like it was worth a try. It was. My family drooled over these little bars.
- Light brown sugar - 1/2 cup, packed
- All-purpose flour - 1 cup
- Butter - 1 cup, melted
- Eggs - 2, large
- Light brown sugar - 1 cup
- Pecans - 1 cup, chopped small
- Coconut - 1 cup, sweetened
- All -purpose flour - 2 tablespoons
- Baking powder - 1/2 teaspoon
- Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix together the first three ingredients; brown sugar, all-purpose flour and butter.
- Press firmly into bottom and a little up the sides of an un-greased 9 inch square pan.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- While the base is baking, beat eggs in large bowl, add light brown sugar and beat until blended.
- With a spatula stir in remaining ingredients; pecans, coconut, flour, baking powder and salt, to the egg and sugar mixture.
- Spread mixture evenly over baked crust after it has been cooled for 15 minutes, return to (the middle of the) oven and bake for 18 more minutes.
- Cool completely before cutting into small bars ... they are very rich.