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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Coconut Diamonds

If you love coconut and nuts, this is a bar that was just made for you.
It is a 2-step bar. That means you partially bake the crust and add another layer and finish baking.

Preheat your oven to 350 degree F.
You will need a 9x9 square pan.

Ingredients:

CRUST-
6 Tablespoons butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour

TOP LAYER-
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Cream together butter,1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in 1 cup flour and pat into your baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes til lightly browned.
While the crust is baking, mix the top layer.
Beat the eggs lightly and add the vanilla and brown sugar. Blend well. Add the 2 Tablespoons flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir in the coconut and walnuts.
When the baked layer is done, pour the coconut mixture over the top.
Bake for 20 more minutes or til toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle.
Cool and cut into diamonds.

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