October 25, 2017

Dream Bars

Dream Bars: shortbread crust topped with a caramelized coconut and pecans.


Dream Bars by A Teaspoon of Home

A favorite family recipe.

These dream bars have been in our family for years! It is the favorite recipe of my grandma. She passed it on to my mom who makes it often for art gallery shows and other gatherings. Now I make it for fun with friends. It is always requested at gatherings.

Dream Bars by A Teaspoon of Home

Dream Bars

Rating: 51


  • Shortbread crust
  • 3/4 c butter
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • Topping
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla
  • 3/4 t salt
  • 3 T flour
  • 1 1/2 t baking powder
  • 2 1/4 c coconut
  • 1 1/2 c chopped nuts


  1. Mix the ingredients for the shortbread, making a crumbly mass. Pat into a 9x13 pan and bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
  2. Make topping while the shortbread cooks.
  3. Beat eggs, vanilla and sugar.
  4. Mix dry ingredients and sift over coconut and nuts. Add to egg mixture. Pour on crust and bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

These dream bars are made in two simple steps. First you make a simple shortbread crust. Bake in the oven. Next you mix up the coconut, pecan topping and bake. Two simple steps to make these delicious treats.

So if you’re trying to impress your family or friends try this family favorite! Or my grandma’s famous Blueberry Dessert.

Dream Bars by A Teaspoon of Home

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