Taste just like butter tarts, minus the tart shell. Very easy to make and delicious!

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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). Butter a 9x9 inch baking pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, combine flour and 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 15 minutes in preheated oven. Crust should not be fully cooked.

  • In a large bowl, mix together the eggs and remaining brown sugar. Combine the oats, salt, and baking powder; stir into the egg mixture along with the vanilla. Mix in raisins and coconut, if desired. Spread the mixture evenly over the partially baked crumb layer in pan.

  • Bake 20 minutes more. Cool, and cut into squares.

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Nutrition Facts

136 calories; 4.6 g total fat; 26 mg cholesterol; 74 mg sodium. 22.9 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2006
I'm not even a huge butter tart fan but these squares are unbelievably good. I followed the recipe exactly (including the optional ingredients) - except I doubled it and used a 9 by 13 pan (did not need to adjust baking time at all). To the reviewer who said their crust was crumbly the only thing I can think of was that they didn't work the butter in enough with a pastry blender. My crust was perfect. As another reviewer suggested I refrigerated it first before cutting. I also stored it in the fridge to keep the squares firm. The only negative thing I could possibly say about this recipe is that it's so addictive it's almost impossible not to overindulge. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2012
Very sweet Read More
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180 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 123
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2006
I'm not even a huge butter tart fan but these squares are unbelievably good. I followed the recipe exactly (including the optional ingredients) - except I doubled it and used a 9 by 13 pan (did not need to adjust baking time at all). To the reviewer who said their crust was crumbly the only thing I can think of was that they didn't work the butter in enough with a pastry blender. My crust was perfect. As another reviewer suggested I refrigerated it first before cutting. I also stored it in the fridge to keep the squares firm. The only negative thing I could possibly say about this recipe is that it's so addictive it's almost impossible not to overindulge. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2006
I'm not even a huge butter tart fan but these squares are unbelievably good. I followed the recipe exactly (including the optional ingredients) - except I doubled it and used a 9 by 13 pan (did not need to adjust baking time at all). To the reviewer who said their crust was crumbly the only thing I can think of was that they didn't work the butter in enough with a pastry blender. My crust was perfect. As another reviewer suggested I refrigerated it first before cutting. I also stored it in the fridge to keep the squares firm. The only negative thing I could possibly say about this recipe is that it's so addictive it's almost impossible not to overindulge. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2003
Pretty good... I had to make a few adjustments though. 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar was too much for me so I added 1 cup instead. I didn't think the coconut flakes was a good idea but I used it anyways. I was suprised that I couldn't even taste it. I also added in a handful of chopped walnuts. That really helps. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2005
Just like a real butter tart!! I love baking but pastry just is not my thing so these were perfect! I cut the sugar back by half added the coconut raisins & some walnuts i also used maple flavour instead of vanilla. Big hit with everybody:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2004
These tasted great but what a mess coming out of the pan and trying to eat. I didn't use the "optional" coconut or raisins. I would imagine they are what holds the recipe together and probably shouldn't be optional. Otherwise they were really good and do taste like a butter tart. Also this is probably the easiest recipe I have ever prepared. About 15 min and I had them cooking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2006
Very good! Grease the pan with butter generously before baking and they will not sick. Even easier to get out of pan if you use a pyrex dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2008
My new favorite recipe! These are soooo good I wish I'd tried them sooner. Followed the recipe exactly as written. One thing to note - after you've beaten the eggs combine the rest of the ingredients by hand stirring only until just blended. Don't use your mixer. This will help prevent the squares from coming out runny. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2008
This recipe was DELICIOUS - I made it for a cake sale and they sold out within half an hour! The only thing I would suggest is can look a bit plain so I drizzled melted plain chocolate over the top - it looked fantastic. Thanks so much I'll definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2007
speechless!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2011
I've made these squares several times now and have often taken them to gatherings. They are so quick and easy to make - truly a fool proof recipe. Every time I've taken them to a function I've had people ask for the recipe. This is a real favourite around here. The only thing I do is multiple the recipe by 1.5 to make a 9"X13" pan at a time. I also line the pan with parchment paper so when cooled they just lift out for cutting. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2012
Very sweet Read More
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