Apricot Jam Coconut Bars

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READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 24 bars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 34
    cup butter, room temperature
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 1
    large egg, room temperature
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2
    cups all-purpose flour, can substitute self-rising flour omit the baking powder
  • 1
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 12
    cups coconut, medium unsweetened
  • 1
    cup apricot jam, don't use calorie reduced as it is too watery use real jam
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cream together butter and sugar.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder.
  • Stir in the coconut.
  • Pat 3/4 of the dough onto the bottom and up the sides of a sprayed 9 x 11 shiny pan.
  • Spread with jam - the amount is up to you whether you wish to use less than a cup or more.
  • Sprinkle (or grate) the remaining dough over top.
  • Bake for 35 minutes - until golden brown - depending on your oven.
  • Remove from oven - use a pizza cutter to cut into squares, bars or diamonds and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
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