Monday, April 13, 2015

TOFFEE COCONUT BARS

Sure feels nice to get out and walk in the sunshine.  I think everyone was out yesterday walking, doing chores, or just sitting outside.  Warmth, glorious warmth. 

We have thought so many times about moving out of the area because of the cold.  I am okay with it but my husband is not.  He prefers tropical type climates really.  But he resigned himself to this area because of the fact that Rochester is a great place to live.  We have almost no natural disasters.  Thats not to say that we are immune to disasters but in general we don't have earthquakes all the time, or tornadoes or hurricanes or tsunamis.  Here we stay.  It's a family oriented community with a lot of culture.  A great public library system, all kinds of activities for children and families, the lake- Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes are nearby, lots of theaters, the RPO...  
TOFFEE COCONUT BARS
Recipe from Taste of Home.  Find it here.
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed

1 egg
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 



In a large bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan (no need to grease). Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown; cool slightly.

In a small bowl, beat the egg, brown sugar, vanilla and baking powder until blended. Stir in coconut and pecans. Spread over crust. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.

2 comments:

Vanssmomc said...

Also live in the Rochester area, and even though the winters can be just a tad on the rough side, we also love this area. So many wonderful museums too, George Eastman House, Strong Museum of Play, etc.

Colette Joseph said...

I want to reach into my monitor and grab one!

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