Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins
These are from Sally Grosserode. Very old recipe. They have coconut and nuts too. I have made this recipe. It is wicked good. The batter is loose when you put it over the pressed mixture. It is very rich, almost candy bar like. Try this recipe; you will like it.
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 3⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 cup nuts
- 1⁄2 cup coconut
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar.
- Add flour. Divide in 1/2.
- To the first half add nuts and coconut.
- Press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan; set aside.
- Combine egg, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, buttermilk, and vanilla.
- Spread over first layer.
- Bake in 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 45 minutes.
- While still warm frost with thin icing.
If I could give it more than five stars I would. I keep telling myself "but the cinnamon is supposed to help burn fat ...hehehee" yummy, rich and I think I need to go make some more!!! :)
I like the textures of the bars. Mine didn't look like this photo. The recipe did not specify exactly what to do with the 2nd half of the dry/butter mixture. I ''assumed'' that it was to be mixed with the egg, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, buttermilk & vanilla...which I did. The photo looks like there is an intense layer of cinnamon mixture on the top, but mine did not have that. It is very sweet, so next time I would reduce the sugars by 1/4cup each. The people I work with, loved it though!
I confess, I didn't expect such a delish.
The crunchy and nutty bottom, the soft middle layer and the glaze make of the bars a delicate speciality. And it is sooo easy!