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Monday, June 21, 2010

Coconut Raspberry Bars

Coconut Raspberry Bars
Taste Of Home - Amanda Denton

3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 cups flaked coconut, divided
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 jar (12 oz.) raspberry preserves
1 cup vanilla or white chips
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour and baking powder. Gradually add to the creamed mixture. Mix well. Stir in 1 1/4 cups coconut and the walnuts. Press three-fourths of the dough into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Spread with the preserves. Sprinkle with the chips and the remaining coconut. Crumble the remaining dough over the top. Press lightly. Bake at 350 F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Makes 3 dozen

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