If you store these in the freezer, do not dust with confectioners' sugar until thawed and at room temperature.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix butter, flour, and white sugar. Spread in an 8 x 12 inch baking pan.

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  • Bake in pre-heated oven at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 15 minutes.

  • Beat eggs. Add brown sugar, nuts and coconut. Spread over baked crust.

  • Bake for another 30 minutes. When completely cool, dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

435 calories; protein 6.1g 12% DV; carbohydrates 50.1g 16% DV; fat 24.6g 38% DV; cholesterol 102.7mg 34% DV; sodium 149.4mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was a GREAT recipe and it tasted very good and was easy to make. My only warning would be that it's very sweet (VERY sweet) so if you've got an aversion to sugar proceed with caution. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/01/2010
Not at all the Chinese Chews grandma made. The bottom layer was very bland and the top too wet. Picture looks like the correct version but instructions list two layers and it is NOT right. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was a GREAT recipe and it tasted very good and was easy to make. My only warning would be that it's very sweet (VERY sweet) so if you've got an aversion to sugar proceed with caution. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2006
Wish I could give these a 10! Who ever invented these will go to Heaven as they are heavenly. Had to hide some from my guests for myself and then ended up making another batch. I made the whole recipe using my food processor. It was so easy. Yum Yum. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2004
I have made these several times now for large groups of people. They are so easy and so good. I've nick-named them "poor man's pecan pie" because to me they taste a little like home-made pecan pie. I can never make pie crusts but this crust I can. It's basically a lemon bar crust with walnut filling. I've also experimented with different toppings: whip cream or a small drizzle of hot fudge or caramel are quite tasty too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2010
My mom used to make these and we couldn't remember the name. Well I typed coconut into allrecipes one day to find a dessert recipe and up it popped. I was so happy. I love pecan pie but most of the time it's so daunting to make. This is easy and you can always use pecans in place of the walnuts. And my crust turned out perfectly. Just get in there with your hands and really mush it together. Make sure to let them sit for awhile either at room temperature or in the fridge. Miss impatient me had to grab a piece 30 minutes after they came out. Tasted amazing but was a little runny. I put the rest in the fridge for two hours and they were fantastic. Try this recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/01/2010
Not at all the Chinese Chews grandma made. The bottom layer was very bland and the top too wet. Picture looks like the correct version but instructions list two layers and it is NOT right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2009
I'm pretty much the baker at my office and usually make cupcakes for special occasions. I finally tried something different. I looked this recipe up by the ingredients I had at home (flour sugar coconut) and added pecans instead of walnuts. Everyone absolutely loved these and I've never had so many requests for a recipe. Very good thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2008
Yummy-I made these for a church potluck and everyone loved them. At least four people asked me for the recipe. They were so easy too! And they look pretty! I had several friends call me up and say "Can you bring me one of those thingys that you had the other day? They were so delicious!" Come on now every cook wants to hear that! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2007
I'm not sure what I did wrong because the cookie crust came out really crumbly and kind of... gross. When eaten it turns into this chalky mush and tastes faintly of flour. The walnut and coconut topping however was perfect but I suggest using a traditional recipe for butter cookies for the bottom crust when you bake it. Oh and also I couldn't figure out what's so Chinese about these cookies. Any answers? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2015
I would first like to say these were the highlight of the night at my house! This was the best dessert I've had in a long time. My Momma told me when she was a little girl her neighbor would make these for her and her family and they were favorite do much the lady next door would make these for her on her birthday. Since these were her childhood favorites I had to make these for her. And boy I was glad I did make them. I love these so much they became my childhood favorite (I'm a teenager by the way)! Oh My! This is what paradise and warm hugs taste like. Though my Chinese Chews were a different it wasn't really a bar it didn't hold well like the picture. Since that happen we scooped parts of it and plopped it on ice cream and it hit the spot perfectly. Cannot wait to make this delicious-ness again! Read More
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