Pacific Island Pear-Coconut Bars

Makes 24 Bars


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Bartlett pears, drained and diced
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut (optional)

    For cookie base, in bowl combine flour, butter and brown sugar. Cut butter into dry ingredients until small crumbs form. Press into bottom of lightly greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake in 350°F oven for 15 minutes. Meanwhile for topping, combine eggs, brown sugar, flour, baking powder, vanilla and salt. Beat until well blended. Stir in 1 cup coconut. Spread topping evenly over baked crust. Sprinkle diced pears evenly over topping; lightly press pears into topping. If desired, sprinkle with additional coconut. Bake in 350°F oven for about 20 minutes or until topping is puffed up around pear pieces and top is lightly brown. Cool on rack. Cut into 24 bars.

    NUTRITION (Per Serving)
    Calories: 201
    Carbohydrate: 33g
    Fiber: 1g
    Protein: 2g
    Fat: 7g
    Sodium: 120mg
    Cholesterol: 33mg