A two layer cookie bar made with brown sugar, shredded coconut, nut meats plus oatmeal.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
24 -2 inch bars
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cream the shortening 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 8x12 inch baking dish.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes.

  • 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.

  • Return dish to oven and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Let cool then cut into 2 inch bars and wrap in plastic wrap before storing in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

147 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 20.3g 7% DV; fat 6.9g 11% DV; cholesterol 15.5mg 5% DV; sodium 72.9mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2007
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/05/2008
You need to sub out Chocolate chips for cocconut and add apple toffee. Thats whats in the potbelly dream bar. Read More
(10)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2007
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. Read More
(20)
Rating: 3 stars
05/05/2008
You need to sub out Chocolate chips for cocconut and add apple toffee. Thats whats in the potbelly dream bar. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
My husband really liked this recipe even though I thought the topping was a little too sugary sweet for me. It was pretty good though considering that I didn't read the recipe right and I forgot to bake the crust before I poured the top layer on. It probably would have been even better if I had followed the directions. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2009
DELICIOUS!! Exactly what i was looking for! Read More
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
06/04/2017
Sorry to say but these were extremely sugary wet and eggy. Even after putting them back in the oven and baking them for close to an hour. They would only cut after ice cold out of the refrigerator and even then they were wet and extremely sugary. I might try to make it again but with less than half of the sugar called for. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2018
This was a little too sweet for us. I added some dark chocolate chips because my hubby always wants chocolate in his desserts and it gave it a little something extra. Read More
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