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Dream Bars II Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Dream Bars II

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"This is an old time South Dakota recipe. Cocoa is an optional ingredient. This recipe is made in two parts."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins
  • READY IN

    55 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the 1 1/2 cups of flour. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Bake the crust for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the eggs and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar. Stir in the vanilla. Combine the 1/4 cup flour, cocoa (if desired), baking powder and salt; stir into the egg mixture. Fold in the coconut and walnuts. Pour into the pre-baked crust.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. Cool and cut into squares.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 19, 2007

This recipe, we've always known as ITALIAN BROWNIES... Not sure where that name came from... Mom makes these every year at Christmas. One nice adition is to sift powdered sugar over the top... for a pretty display. (also sweetens 'em up a bit)... 3 eggs 3 Tbsp. flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 2 1/4 C light brown sugar 1 C chopped nuts 3/4 C flaked coconut is my Mom's amounts, but Dream Bars II turns out really delicious too... and less sugar.. :) (makes up with the flaked coconut, which is loaded with sugar) so either way, it's about the same. Thanks for a good recipe.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 26, 2005

Not as tasty as I had hoped. A little bland, but I think changing the ingredients slightly would help a lot. Something needs to make it sweeter.

 

12 Ratings

Jun 25, 2011

I used the cocoa version and loved the flavor! I liked the coconut in it as well. Really yummy, but to be honest, I prefer brownies over these.

 
Mar 18, 2013

Increased all the ingredients by 1/4 to make a jelly roll pan for a potluck. Also added a package of butterscotch chips. Baked the crust for 10 minutes and the bars for 20. They were fantastic! Thank you for a great recipe!!!

 
Jul 07, 2009

My husband loved this! Was looking for a particular Swedish dessert he liked that incorporated coconut and cocoa and found this. Not the same one, but he loved it all the same! Quick and easy to make. Whipped some cream and added some vanilla sugar and sugar into it to make really sweet. Used cocoa in this one.

 
May 31, 2004

made these for a few gatherings and they have been a big hit. Several have asked for the recipe. (made them without the cocoa)

 
Sep 08, 2012

I made these today for the first time and love how easy and fool proof they are. These hold together well and taste great -- two requirements I have for a good bar cookie recipe.

 
Apr 29, 2015

Tried it & gotta say I like our very old "secret" family recipe called Dream Cake better. Passed down thru 4 generations from Canada. (The very French canadian part) Have never heard of it anywhere else or with cocoa. Our version has quite a bit more brown sugar, vanilla & another egg in the wet mixture. We also add 1-1 1/2 cups of crushed corn flakes. This makes a great crispy top layer & an ooey-gooey center.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 192 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 87 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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