Raspberry Coconut Bars

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I love coconut and raspberries…and shortbread.  These Raspberry Coconut Bars have it all.

They are simple to make and worth the effort.

 

 

Ingredients

FOR THE SHORTBREAD CRUST:

  • 1 cup Butter, At Room Temperature
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 cups Flour

FOR THE TOPPING:

  • 1 cup Raspberry Jam
  • 1/4 cups Melted Butter
  • 1- 1/3 cup Sweetened Coconut (plus A Handful For Sprinkling)
  • 2 Eggs Slightly Beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar

Directions

  • Start by making the shortbread crust. Cream together 1 cup butter and 1 cup sugar until fluffy.
  • Add 1 egg, vanilla and flour and blend well.
  • Pat the mixture into a well greased 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking pan.
  • Spread raspberry jam over the shortbread crust.
  • Mix the melted butter, coconut, 2 eggs and tsp of sugar.
  • Spread this evenly over the layer of jam.
  • Sprinkle a generous handful of coconut over the top.
  • Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
  • Cool in pan and then cut into bars.
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