Coconut Cranberry Bars

Coconut Bars Recipe
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9 Reviews
Rich bars recipe with coconut, dried cranberries and brown sugar atop a buttery shortbread crust.
15 min
Prep Time
1:20
Total Time
36 bars

Ingredients

Crust

1 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
3/4 cup
sugar
3/4 cup
cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into chunks

Topping

2 cups
sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup
sweetened dried cranberries
3/4 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup
all-purpose flour
3
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons
vanilla
1/4 teaspoon
salt

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour and sugar in bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  3. Combine all filling ingredients in bowl; mix well. Spread over hot, partially baked crust. Continue baking 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Cut into bars.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
130
Cholesterol
30mg
Carbohydrates
19g
Protein
1g
Fat
6g
Sodium
70mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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I made this today and brought it to a friend's birthday. I poured more vanilla than indicated and it was perfect! Gone in seconds!

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I made this recipe, added 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, and took it to the county fair where I took first place and was named one of the Best of Show. It's really good!

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Oh...SO yummy! And so very easy. My daughter and I made these while she was home sick from school...lifted her spirits.

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I made it for work and it was all gone by the end of the day. Plus also passed the recipe out to them....

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Quick and easy and tastes great!

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I made these bars for Thanksgiving dessert after the Pumpkin Pies I made didn't turn out and had to be thrown away. They were really delicious and very simple and quick to make - much, much easier than pie! The cranberries gave them a very good flavor for Thanksgiving. Even my picky husband liked them very much. All of them were eaten up very quickly. I plan on making more tomorrow to take to my knitting group for our treat.

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I made these for Christmas gifts this year and they were very, very good. Loved the shortbread crust and the chewy, sweet topping. I couldn't keep my husband and my children away from these cookies!

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These are a wonderful mix of taste; providing the best of shortbread and macaroon. I made them for a bakesale this year and they were a big hit. Yummy and festive!

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made these for christmas last year and they were a big hit.

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