Pecan Coconut Bars

    55 minutes

    This recipe makes a double-layered bar with brown sugar, coconut, pecan and oats. Very rich and moist and satisfying, great as a snack.

    6 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 1/2 cup copha
    • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Cream the copha with 1/2 cup of the brown sugar. Add 1 cup of the flour, the salt and the oats and blend. Press into the bottom of one 20x30cm baking dish.
    3. Bake for 15 minutes.
    4. Beat eggs well. Then beat in the 1 cup brown sugar and the vanilla. Stir in the 2 tablespoons flour and baking powder, blending well. Stir in the coconut and pecans. Spread over the top of the baked bottom layer.
    5. Return dish to oven and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes at 150 degrees C. Let cool then cut into 5cm bars and wrap in cling wrap before storing in an airtight container.

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    WOW. I was trying to duplicate the very addictive Sheila's Dream Bars from Potbelly, and these are EXACTLY what I was looking for! I made a few tweaks and they were to die for. I added a couple tablespoons of water to the crust mixture to hold it together. I substituted milk chocolate chips for the coconut (personal preference), and used half pecans and half walnuts. Fantastic, a definite keeper!! NOTE: This recipe DOES NOT double well. I learned that the hard way! It also seems to set up better in a stone crock than a glass dish.  -  27 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    You need to sub out Chocolate chips for cocconut, and add apple toffee. Thats whats in the potbelly dream bar.  -  05 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    They're not even close to Sheila's Dream Bars at Potbelly Sandwich Shoppe but have to say that they made a yummy recipe anyway! Our family likes that they are sweet and salty (the crust gives you the salty). I did add 1 cup chocolate chips and liked that.  -  18 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)