Recipe by Juanita
"These are chewy moist coconut bars. This was a special treat during the 1930s and 40s which my mother served often to our farming community by popular demand."
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packed dark brown sugar
packed dark brown sugar
1 1/2 cups
These bars are very very good. Moist and flavorful. We love coconut and walnuts, so I increased each by 1/2 cup. For an extra sweet treat, frost with cream cheese icing. These freeze well, too. Thanks Juanita!
I find these overly sweet and soft. The best part of them for me was the walnuts. I will not make them again.
These bars were fairly simple to make and the ingredients were on hand. They were pretty good, however I thought the crust was a little bit too salty. If you use unsalted butter, then adding the salt is probably a good idea, but if you are using salted butter, don't add very much salt. It doesn't need it. I will probably make this again, but I think I will continue my search for the ultimate coconut bar cookie.
Turned out great. My hubby doesn't like nuts so I substituted dark chocolate chips for the nuts.
This recipe similar to the recipe my mother made and was a personal favorite. We called them chews. The main difference was her recipe did not have salt or walnuts.
These cookie bars brought back such great memories. As a child in the 60's we went to Nanny's house in Halifax and these were the buffet drawer favorite. Captured the memory exactly! Thank you!
Yum! I halved the recipe and baked in a 9x9 inch brownie pan, so I cut each baking time by 5 minutes. For my fiancee's benefit, I replaced the walnuts with 1/2 cup chocolate chips and I also added 1/4 cup rolled oats. I chose this recipe because the name was interesting and because I prefer classic recipes, but I'm glad they turned out well. ;p Going into the recipe book for sure.
Super easy and super delicious! I can say nothing more!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Tom Thumb Bars (Coconut Specialties)
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 67
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