Dreamy Strawberry Coconut Bars
Author: Kathi
  • For the Crust:
  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup strawberry jelly or jam
  • For the Coconut Crumble:
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8-x-8-inch baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, and baking powder. Using a rubber spatula, add large egg and mix to combine. Add softened butter and mix until dough forms. Press into prepared pan and place in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes. Spread strawberry jelly over the warm crust.
  3. Next, combine brown sugar, coconut flakes, flour, and baking powder. Pour melted butter over the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Drop mixture evenly over the jelly layer and return to the oven. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until top layer is golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Recipe yields 12-16 bars, depending on preferred size. Bars will keep up to one week stored in an airtight container.
Recipe by Chef in Training at https://www.chef-in-training.com/dreamy-strawberry-coconut-bars/