Friday, March 9, 2012

Coconut & Walnut Bars

Sweet treat alert! These coconut bars will make you happy. I promise! That's because they are loaded with coconut, walnuts, and white chocolate goodness. What can I say?! They are simply "pure awesomeness!"

-1/2 cup butter
-1 cup brown sugar 
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1 cup all-purpose flour
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
-1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
-1/2 cup white chocolate chips (or chunks) (optional)
-Chocolate syrup (optional)

What to do?
-Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
-In a mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add egg, beat well. Beat in vanilla. In another bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder mix together--then mix in slowly into the creamed butter mixture. Stir in coconut, walnuts (or pecans), and chocolate (batter will be thick).
 -Spread into a greased 8x8 inch pan. 
 -Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick or knife comes out clean. 
-Cool, add chocolate syrup and cut into bars.
You can double or triple the recipe to make more bars. Yummy!


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