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Coconut Almond Bars

  • Intermediate
  • 24 bars
  • 40 min
Baking Success Or Baking Mess

Ingredients

Crust
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter OR margarine
Filling
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon Fleischmann's® Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup Beehive® OR Crown® Golden Syrup
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup shredded coconut (toasted, if desired)
1 cup Sliced Almonds
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400°F.


For Crust: Combine flour and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly. Press mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan or dish. Bake 10 to 13 minutes until crust is very lightly browned.


For Filling: Mix brown sugar, flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Beat in eggs, corn syrup and vanilla. Stir in coconut, almonds or walnuts and chocolate chips, if desired. Spread over partially baked crust.


Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Bake 17 to 20 minutes until set and lightly browned around edges. Cool before cutting into bars.


Variation: To make Coconut Walnut Bars, substitute 1 cup chopped walnuts for the almonds.


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