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Coconut Raspberry Bars Recipe

Coconut Raspberry Bars Recipe

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 YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon 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

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.

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.