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Coconut Pecan Bars Recipe

With a butterscotch flavor, these tasty bars have always been welcomed with open arms by my family. Since they're simple to make, kids can have fun pitching in.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in coconut and pecans (batter will be thick).
  • 2. Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 122 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 110 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.