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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 or margarine, 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 vanilla chips

Directions

  • 1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in 1-1/4 cups coconut and the walnuts. Press three-fourths of the dough into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Spread with preserves. Sprinkle with chips and remaining coconut. Crumble remaining dough over the top; press lightly. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 168 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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rebertsch
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2016

"Made this per recipe the first time and everyone liked it but thought it was too sweet with the raspberry. Made it the second time with blackberry preserves and it was just right, not too sweet. Family liked it much better."

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martylb
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2015

"These are soooo yummy. A definite keeper."

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herdhele12
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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schade
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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grbaker
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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Tigerlily61
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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Tigerlily61
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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Bean Q
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"These are good but very sweet. Next time I would need to figure out where to cut back on sugar or maybe low sugar preserves"

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yummydesserts
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"Bars were great, but the 2nd time I made them, I left out the white chocolate chips. They were much better."

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brendalikesbaking
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2010

"made these bars for a church pot luck and everybody raved about them. I will definetly make these again soon."

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