These squares are a tasty way to enjoy a treat. The combination of coconut with walnut makes these squares a delicious delight.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
17 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
52 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 9-inch (2.5 L) square baking dish
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Base:
Topping:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine flour, brown sugar and butter in a bowl with a pastry blender or by cutting butter into dry ingredients with two knives until the largest lumps are the size of peas. Pat mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch (2 L) square baking dish. Bake in a preheated 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). While baking prepare topping.

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  • Topping: Stir together brown sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring until blended. Add corn syrup, walnuts, coconut and vanilla. Pour mixture over Base. Bake until set and golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

201 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 25.6g 8% DV; fat 10.6g 16% DV; cholesterol 35.7mg 12% DV; sodium 110.7mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2014
I made squares like this before The problem i had if you want to call it that is the bottom crust gets very hard once you pack it in the bottom and place it in the oven the recipe says to keep it in there for 10 minutes i put it in just for 8 minutes and the crust was soft i find it gets too hard because it bakes twice also just to make the crust tastier I added 1/2 cup of shredded coconut I am a fanatic for coconut so the extra makes it taste that much better! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2013
Tasty but bottom layer too dry and crumbly - I made it exactly as directed but will try next time to not bake the bottom layer ahead of time like the recipe suggested but instead just bake the whole pan together as one. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2014
I made squares like this before The problem i had if you want to call it that is the bottom crust gets very hard once you pack it in the bottom and place it in the oven the recipe says to keep it in there for 10 minutes i put it in just for 8 minutes and the crust was soft i find it gets too hard because it bakes twice also just to make the crust tastier I added 1/2 cup of shredded coconut I am a fanatic for coconut so the extra makes it taste that much better! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2013
I made this for a Wednesday Night dinner and everyone loved it. Someone said it reminded them of a pecan pie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2014
Made these today but did not have corn syrup or baking powder. Instead I added an extra egg little more flour and used organic maple syrup. Turned out awesome. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2014
This was really good and easy to make. I followed the recipe exactly and was impressed with the outcome. There is nothing I would change. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2013
Made this for a friend at work and everyone enjoyed them. Made it exactly as written and they turned out great. Will definitely make them again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2016
I will make this again. Everyone loved it. It's like someone took a pecan pie and mixed it with banana bread. I did make some adjustments because I didn't have some ingredients. I used honey instead of corn syrup. I used half the butter and substituted with coconut milk (the canned kind). I accidentally doubled the brown sugar for the crust no problems. I added coconut (shredded) to the crust bc why pack up what's left in the bag? Throw it in! I also did a gluten free version with coconut flour. The crust of that one I added a whole can of coconut milk to help moisten it. Then let the topping sit on it for a half hour before I baked it. Again came out great. It seems no way to mess this up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2014
This is a very good recipe. I used soda water instead of beer. I used enough of the soda water so that the consistency of my batter was good for dipping. I love it with the coconut but for those who did not like coconut I used seasoned panko bread crumbs instead. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2018
These were real easy to make and taste a lot like a butter tart. We all loved them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2014
The crust turned out perfectly. 4 not 5 stars only because I felt it tasted a bit bland. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2013
Tasty but bottom layer too dry and crumbly - I made it exactly as directed but will try next time to not bake the bottom layer ahead of time like the recipe suggested but instead just bake the whole pan together as one. Read More
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