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Coconut Bars Recipe

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1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs beaten
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking powder
4 Tbsp. flour 1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups coconut
1 cup chopped nuts

Mix first 3 ingredients like pie crust and pat in pan. Bake until light brown (about 10 minutes). Use 8x11" or 9x9" pan. Mix rest of the ingredients and spread on crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Frost if desired.


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. orange juice
2 Tbsp. lemon juice




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