Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

Everyone loves this, kids to adults.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup butter
  • 34 cup sugar, divided
  • 12 cup flour
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 12 cup nuts, chopped (your favorite)
  • 12 cup coconut


  1. Preheat in 350 degree oven.
  2. Cream butter and 1/4 cup sugar till light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in 1/2 cup flour.
  4. Put in greased 8 X 8"pan and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  5. (You may have to press it out to a thin layer.) Meanwhile, mix remaining 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tbsps.
  6. flour, salt, vanilla, egg, nuts and coconut.
  7. Spread evenly over baked dough.
  8. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or till golden.
  9. While warm, cut into squares.


Most Helpful

Editing to say that I used two eggs, since the coconut/nut mixture seemed too stiff--worked very well.

Vina January 17, 2004

super tasty! I will make them again but next time I will double the topping because it was very thin. It had a fantastic flavor I served it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.thanks

Brydell August 13, 2007

very nice dessert. i am very poor at baking and nothing ever comes out but even though i probably botched this recipe they were still very good. i followed recipe but i think i over melted the butter before creaming and that made the base, or crust of the squares too buttery. the coconut layer was excellent and next time i will double that part of it to make that layer higher. thanks for sharing the delish recipe.

jennifer in new jersey October 28, 2006

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