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Monday, June 3, 2013

Coconut Chews

This is a recipe that my mom had when we were growing up.  It's a yummy shortbread crust topped with a chewy coconut filling.  If you are a fan of coconut like I am you are sure to love this one!

1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup coconut flakes
1 cup pecans chopped

Cut butter into flour, sugar, and salt with pastry blender. Press into 8x12-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes. While crust is baking, prepare topping: Beat brown sugar and eggs together till smooth. Add vanilla, coconut, and nuts. Carefully spread over baked crust, then return to oven and continue baking for 25 minutes longer. Cut into squares while warm. Cool, then cover pan to store. Makes 24 bars.

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