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Recipe for family meals :

California Dream Bars

This recipe comes from Recipes in The Mail and was submitted by Bea Carter.


1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup margarine, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup flaked coconut
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting

  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF (190ºC). Grease an 8 x 8 inch square baking pan.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 cup flour. Stir in the melted margarine and vanilla until well blended. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
  • Prepare the filling while the crust bakes. In a medium bowl, beat eggs until light and foamy. Blend together the brown sugar, flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the eggs. Mix in the walnuts and coconut. Pour over the crust and return to the oven.
  • Bake for 15 more minutes in the preheated oven, until set. When cool, cut into squares. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Makes 16 bars