If you like butter tarts, you'll love these squares! My Mom always makes these at Christmas, but they're good any time of the year.

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Ingredients

25
Original recipe yields 25 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (195 degrees C). Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, and white sugar. Cut in the 1/2 cup of butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pat into the bottom of the prepared pan.

  • In the same bowl, stir together the eggs and brown sugar, stir in the coconut and walnuts until everything is gooey. Spread evenly over the crust layer, and bake for 25 to 35 minutes, everything should be golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

164.1 calories; 1.8 g protein; 25.6 g carbohydrates; 24.6 mg cholesterol; 44.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2004
I just made these and they are great! They remind me of pecan pie YUM. I took the advice of some and cut down the brown sugar but I think I will follow the recipe exact next time (we like rich desserts). I found the best way to do the crust was cut up the cold butter then mix it up with my hands. For those who say it was a gooey mess then I think they just didn't bake it long enough. They should come out of the pan just like a bar cookie. I will definately make these over the holidays. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/01/2005
These came out WAY too sweet and WAY too mushy. I was very disapointed and definitely will not make this recipe again. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2004
I just made these and they are great! They remind me of pecan pie YUM. I took the advice of some and cut down the brown sugar but I think I will follow the recipe exact next time (we like rich desserts). I found the best way to do the crust was cut up the cold butter then mix it up with my hands. For those who say it was a gooey mess then I think they just didn't bake it long enough. They should come out of the pan just like a bar cookie. I will definately make these over the holidays. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2004
I just made these and they are great! They remind me of pecan pie YUM. I took the advice of some and cut down the brown sugar but I think I will follow the recipe exact next time (we like rich desserts). I found the best way to do the crust was cut up the cold butter then mix it up with my hands. For those who say it was a gooey mess then I think they just didn't bake it long enough. They should come out of the pan just like a bar cookie. I will definately make these over the holidays. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I haven't made the Yum Yums yet but I am sure it is one that I have been looking for for years. I will get back and tell you. Bye for now Sorry I didn't get back sooner but these were the Yums Yums I was looking for. My husband is so happy. His mo used to make them and no one in the family could find the recipe. Thankyou Dorothy Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/01/2005
These came out WAY too sweet and WAY too mushy. I was very disapointed and definitely will not make this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2005
This is a great recipe. It worked out really well although for my taste I found that the top was just too crispy for me. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/23/2003
These did not turn out at all the bottom was dry and crumbly and the top was mushy I could not even get a whole one to come out of the pan I threw them all in the garbage needless to say I won't be trying these again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2008
This was an interesting recipe. The crust was quite moist and the topping was decent. I wasn't expecting this to be as "bready" as it was however it was a nice surprise. I will definitely consider making this again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/06/2006
No stars if I could. I actually went back and re-read the recipe to make sure I didn't screw it up. These went straight into the garbage. Gross. Way too sweet very mushy (and I cooked mine an extra 15-20 mins!) and the sugar never cooked! It was still crystalized and crunched in your teeth as you ate them!! We didn't even finish our servings. What a waste of lovely ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2009
Excellent bar recipe when the weather gets cooler and something moist and gooey is needed with you favorite hot beverage. I didn't use the coconut but used 1 cup of chopped pecans. It tastes like pecan pie cookies. My husband said "You can make those again...anytime." Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
These treats are sweet buttery and chewy. The goodly amount of brown sugar adds to the texture. It's not a cookie that I will bake often because of that boosted sweetness. But as long as they are made for "special occasions" these are treats that will be made for many years to come because they truly are "yum-yummy". I've watched a tray of these disappear in a New York minute! Read More
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