Thursday, November 02, 2006

Dream Bars

Dream Bars
¼ cup shortening
½ cup brown sugar
1 cup flour

Mix together and pat in bottom of square pan. (I used 9 x 13, they were a little flat but baked fine.) Bake 10 min. at 325 degrees.
Then prepare the following:
2 tbsp. Flour
¼ tsp. Salt
1 cup flaked Coconut (I used 1 ½ cups)
1 tsp. Vanilla
½ tsp. Baking powder
1 cup chopped walnuts (I used ½ cup of chopped pecans)
2 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
Sift flour, salt, and baking powder over nuts and coconut. In a separate bowl, mix 2 eggs and 1 cup brown sugar and vanilla and add to first mixture. Spread evenly over baked crust. Bake 15 to 20 minutes at 325 degrees.


Anonymous said...

Dear Brenda,

I have been making a similar recipe for so many years that I can't remember where I got it from (possibly my old Betty Crocker book?). I am intruiged by the added "frosting" layer on your recipe, though. I would like to try this.

My recipe uses a greater proportion of lemon juice in the liquid layer (1/3 more). But then, like I wrote, I don't have the added layer with more lemon juice.

becka said...

My mother used to make a recipe similar to your Dream Bars every year for Christmas. She called them Tom Thumb Bars.