Janice Held of Wright City writes that these are a rich, chewy bar cookie that tastes like pecan pie.
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar, divided
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 dash salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, butter, flour and dash salt; mix or knead with hands until well combined (mixture will look dry). Press in bottom of a greased 9-inch square pan. Beat eggs until foamy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon salt; mix well. Stir in coconut and pecans. Spread mixture over layer in pan. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven 30 minutes, if using a glass baking dish; in a 375-degree oven 30 minutes, if using a metal pan. Top should be set and lightly browned. Do not underbake. Let cool. Cut in 1-1/2-inch squares.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12/5/88
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