Coconut Raspberry Bars Recipe
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Coconut Raspberry Bars Recipe

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While mixing a batch of plain bars, I was inspired to add raspberry preserves and flaked coconut to the dough…and wound up with these yummy treats, now a family favorite. —Amanda Denton, Barre, Vermont
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups flaked coconut, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) raspberry preserves
  • 1 cup white baking chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 168 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 61 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in 1-1/4 cups coconut and walnuts.
  2. Press three-fourths of the dough into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Spread with preserves. Sprinkle with chips and remaining coconut. Crumble remaining dough over the top; press lightly.
  3. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Raspberry Bars in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1999, p30

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 168 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 61 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"I loved it just as it is. No adjustment was necessary. The cutting into the squares was what I was worried about but that was not difficult as I had thought. The squares were perfect. I got lots of compliments and the plate was soon empty."

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Reviewed Aug. 14, 2013

"Just made these this past weekend and my family is asking for the recipe. These are a big hit! Love'em !"

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"These were Great! I thickened my own raspberries with sugar and cornstarch and omitted the nuts. Turned out delicious!Thanks!"

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Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

"I made this for a pot luck supper at work. Everyone raved about it. Its so easy to make. I will definately make them again."

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Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

"I made this for a pot luck supper at work. Everyone raved about it. Its so easy to make. I will definately make them again."

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