Dream Bars Recipe

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Dream Bars come from Hillary Lawson of Plummer, Idaho. "These bar cookies are a family favorite and excellent travelers," explains Hillary. "Wonderfully moist and chewy, they're define winners with the men and kids."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 32 servings

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • FILLING
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 123 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Pat into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, beat eggs and brown sugar; stir in vanilla. Combine flour and salt; add to egg mixture. Fold in coconut and walnuts. Spread over baked crust. Return to oven and bake 20-25 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Dream Bars in Taste of Home June/July 1993, p54

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 123 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 17, 2014

"I felt that the pan was too large. I had a hard time spreading the dough to fit the 9x13 pan. Also the filling didn't fill the pan. I found a similar recipe in an old cook book that suggested using a 9 x9 pan."

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Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"I GOT THIS RECIPE FROM, "THE AMERICA'S BEST RECIPES" STATE FAIR BLUE RIBBON WINNERS COOKBOOK BACK IN 1984, GIVEN TO ME AS A GIFT."

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Reviewed Mar. 30, 2009

"I've made a recipe similar to this for over 50 years. Sent them along on an all day fishing trip with my husband and his brother one year. He said they were almost gone before they left our driveway.lolscarfy_54 Also, Idaho"

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