These coconut bars have a satisfying chewiness, a rich caramel brown sugar flavor, and the crunch of toasted pecans. They can be whipped up in no time and will add a fun tropical flair to your next picnic!
From a King Arthur Flour recipe.
Chewy Coconut Bars
These coconut bars have a satisfying chewiness, a rich caramel brown sugar flavor, and the crunch of toasted pecans-- a great addition to your quick cookie bar collection!
Preheat the oven to 350. Line a 9" x 13" baking pan with parchment paper or foil and grease well.
Place the butter, sugar and salt in the bowl of a standing electric mixer and beat until smooth and creamy. Slowly add in the flour.
Pat the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes, until just beginning to brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Make the topping: In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, beat together the eggs, vanilla, sugar, salt and baking powder. Add in the flour and mix until just combined. Gently stir in the pecans and coconut.
Spread this over the baked crust. Return bars to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until turning golden brown. Remove from oven.
Cut into desired bars while still warm.