A brown sugar pastry crust is topped with a chewy cocoa, walnut and coconut layer to make multi-textured bars.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the 1 1/2 cups of flour. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Bake the crust for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden.
In a medium bowl, mix together the eggs and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar. Stir in the vanilla. Combine the 1/4 cup flour, cocoa (if desired), baking powder and salt; stir into the egg mixture. Fold in the coconut and walnuts. Pour into the pre-baked crust.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. Cool and cut into squares.