California Dream Bars

California Dream Bars


"Dreamy bars with a rich brown sugar crust and a chewy coconut and walnut topping. "


1 h servings 221 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 221 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 139 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch square baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 cup flour. Stir in the melted margarine and vanilla until well blended. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Prepare the filling while the crust bakes. In a medium bowl, beat eggs until light and foamy. Blend together the brown sugar, flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the eggs. Mix in the walnuts and coconut. Pour over the crust and return to the oven.
  4. Bake for 15 more minutes in the preheated oven, until set. When cool, cut into squares. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
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  1. 25 Ratings


Back in the fifties when I grew up, dream bars were an actual fad. My mom was a professional baker and made the best dream bars ever. Unfortunately, I don't have her recipe and my mouth was wate...

These bars turned out just fine....but the flavor was lacking - non-descriptively just "sweet". Next time, I'll add some sort of "chips" - choc, pb, or cinnamin perhaps.

These were wonderful! I'm so glad I tried this recipe......they're like little pecan pie husband loved them! Very quick and easy....thanks!

We made them in my culinary arts class at my high school and they turned out awesome! dont eat too much though... tummy ache! Just remember that the crust doesnt have to be set to put the fillin...

A big hit with family and friends!

This was excellent!! Very Very rich, eat in small amounts.

These are awesome. Making another batch today.

WOW! These are amazing! Very rich dessert! If you love coconut then you will love these! They are nice and chewy. I made these last night & they turned out perfect. I was looking for something d...

The top of these bars are like pecan pie and very good. I was not happy with the crust it tasted good but was a little hard and so greasy I had to take them out of the pan and put them on paper ...