Raspberry Coconut Bars
 
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A shortbread-like crust containing oats and toasted coconut is blanketed with raspberries and more coconut to make a bar of yum that is unique and fruity.
Alison:
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2 dozen
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  • 1½ c. sweetened coconut flakes -- divided
  • 1 1/ 4 c. flour
  • ¾ c. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ c. butter
  • 1½ c. old-fashioned oats
  • 12 oz. (1½ c.) raspberry jam
Here's how...
  1. Line a 9x13" baking dish with parchment paper. Brush the paper with butter.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Toast ¾ of the coconut on a rimmed baking sheet for 8 minutes or until mostly golden brown. Set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, blend flour, brown sugar, and salt until combined.
  5. Add the cubed, cold butter until the mixture turns into dough and is no longer crumbs.
  6. Add in the oats and toasted coconut.
  7. Press all but ¾ c. of the dough into the paper-lined pan.
  8. Spread the raspberry jam over the dough and then drop the remaining dough on top.
  9. Now add ¾ c. un-taosted coconut on top of the dough.
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Cool completely in the pan which is on a cooling rack.
  12. When cool, lift the parchment paper out to cut into bars.
Recipe by That Which Nourishes at http://www.thatwhichnourishes.com/raspberry-coconut-bars/