Coconut Squares Recipe

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Combine butter, flour, and 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and pack into a greased 8×8-inch pan. Bake in a moderate oven (350F) 15 minutes.

Break eggs into a mixing bowl. Beat slightly. Add remaining ingredients and mix to blend. Pour over baked layer.

Return to moderate oven and bake 30 minutes longer. Cool; cut into squares. Serve plain or top with ice cream or sweetened whipped cream. Yield: 9 servings.