Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dream Bars

My mom makes these bars often when she has to take a treat somewhere and people love them. They may not look that great but they are delicious. They have a shortbread crust, a filling that's kind of like a pecan pie, and then a cream cheese frosting layers the top. It surprises me that I like these so much because I don't really care for nuts. 
Dream Bars
by Chelsey W.

2 c flour
1 c real butter, no substitutes (room temp)
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c corn starch

Stir ingredients together with a fork or pastry blender until combined and then press dough into a greased 12x17x1 baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees in a preheated oven for 15 minutes.

Middle Layer:
4 eggs
2 c brown sugar
4 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla
1 c pecans (chips)
1 c coconut

Beat eggs and add brown sugar then stir in the rest of the ingredients until well combined. Pour mixture evenly over crust after it comes out of the oven. Bake again at 350 degrees for another 20 minutes. Let it cool completely after baking. This layer is a little soft.

1/2 c butter or margarine, softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 c powdered sugar

Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth with a mixer. Add vanilla. Slowly mix in powdered sugar. Spread over cooled bars. Enjoy!

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