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Dream Bars II

Rated as 4.77 out of 5 Stars

"This is an old time South Dakota recipe. Cocoa is an optional ingredient. This recipe is made in two parts."
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Ingredients

55 m servings 192 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (1 - 9x13 inch pan)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the 1 1/2 cups of flour. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Bake the crust for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the eggs and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar. Stir in the vanilla. Combine the 1/4 cup flour, cocoa (if desired), baking powder and salt; stir into the egg mixture. Fold in the coconut and walnuts. Pour into the pre-baked crust.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. Cool and cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 192 calories; 9.5 g fat; 25.4 g carbohydrates; 2.9 g protein; 33 mg cholesterol; 87 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This recipe, we've always known as ITALIAN BROWNIES... Not sure where that name came from... Mom makes these every year at Christmas. One nice adition is to sift powdered sugar over the top......

Most helpful critical review

Not as tasty as I had hoped. A little bland, but I think changing the ingredients slightly would help a lot. Something needs to make it sweeter.

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This recipe, we've always known as ITALIAN BROWNIES... Not sure where that name came from... Mom makes these every year at Christmas. One nice adition is to sift powdered sugar over the top......

I used the cocoa version and loved the flavor! I liked the coconut in it as well. Really yummy, but to be honest, I prefer brownies over these.

Not as tasty as I had hoped. A little bland, but I think changing the ingredients slightly would help a lot. Something needs to make it sweeter.

Increased all the ingredients by 1/4 to make a jelly roll pan for a potluck. Also added a package of butterscotch chips. Baked the crust for 10 minutes and the bars for 20. They were fantastic! ...

My husband loved this! Was looking for a particular Swedish dessert he liked that incorporated coconut and cocoa and found this. Not the same one, but he loved it all the same! Quick and easy...

made these for a few gatherings and they have been a big hit. Several have asked for the recipe. (made them without the cocoa)

I made these today for the first time and love how easy and fool proof they are. These hold together well and taste great -- two requirements I have for a good bar cookie recipe.

This is a recipe my mother made when I was very small. when she sold her house a recipe book with many "handwritten " recipes were lost this was one of them Thank you from the bottom of my heart...

My daughter made these for me for my birthday, just wanting something different, my grand daughters and I wiped these out in one night they were so good, I was amazed, they were definatly a hit ...