Raspberry Dream Bars
1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 can (16.5 oz) raspberries
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flaked coconut
3/4 cup chopped nuts
Sift together 1 1/4 cups flour, baking powder and salt. Cream together butter
and 1/2 cup brown sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in lemon juice. Cut in
flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press firmly in bottom of
an ungreased 9x9 inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or
until lightly browned. Cool cookie layer in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes.
Spread raspberries evenly over cookie layer. Blend together
eggs, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour and vanilla. Stir in coconut and nuts.
Spread coconut mixture over raspberries. Return to oven and bake 30-35 minutes
longer, or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes, then cut
into small rectangular bars. Cool 30 minutes longer before removing from pan.