Yummy Sweetmeats
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Coconut, walnuts and lots of other good stuff combine to make one tasty dessert.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: 24-36 bars
  • 2 Tb. unsalted butter + 6 Tb. vegetable shortening (all at room temperature)
  • ½ c. light brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt (I used Kosher)
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 Tb. all-purpose flour
  • 1½ c. shredded coconut
  • 1 c. coarsely chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (if using a glass baking dish, reduce heat to 325 degrees).
  2. Prepare the Crust: using a hand held or stand up mixer, cream together butter, shortening and brown sugar. Add salt and flour; mix until well combined. Press the dough into an un-greased 8X8 baking dish.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 (or 325 if using a glass dish). Remove from oven.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, prepare the Topping: mix eggs, brown sugar and vanilla together. Add in baking powder and flour and mix until well-combined. Stir in coconut and nuts.
  5. Pour Topping over crust; spread to edges. Return to oven and bake another 20-25 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool at least 30 minutes before serving.
Recipe by My Delicious Blog at https://www.mydeliciousblog.com/yummy-sweetmeats/