Sarah's Nutty Coconut Jam Bars

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Hill Family

This recipe pits mother against daughter. Season has a jam bar recipe as well, nutless of course, ... and the winner is?

Top Review by justcallmetoni

I don't know mom, Sarah's bar was pretty darn good. Since I don't own a 13 by 9 inch pan, I scaled this by two-thirds to have a recipe that would fit my 9 inch square pan. Loved the combination of nuts and coconut in the cookie and thought they had a perfect amount of each. I have been trying to use up jams left from holiday baking and mixed a combination of plum and apricot preserves. They were delicious in this treat, but my guess is one of the red preserves -- raspberry or cherry --- would have been even better. (Will try that soon.) My one problem with the recipe was that I removed them from the oven at 30 minutes and my topping was a pale golden hue. Unfortunately, the bottom layer not quite cooked and a bit gummy. Another 5-8 minutes in the oven would easily correct this. I should say this did not stop the recipients of these fromm scarfing them in less than 30 minutes. Thank you Hill family.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cream butter, sugar and egg; mix well.
  2. Add dry ingredients; walnuts, vanilla and coconut.
  3. Press 2/3 of dough into a greased 9x13” pan and spread preserves over the top.
  4. Crumble remaining dough over preserves. Bake 30 min at 350*.

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