California Dream Bars16 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 30 min
- Ready In: 1 hr
“Dreamy bars with a rich brown sugar crust and a chewy coconut and walnut topping. ” - by ADDO
Original recipe yields 16 bars
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch square baking pan.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake for 15 more minutes in the preheated oven, until set. When cool, cut into squares. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Amount Per Serving (16 total)
- 221 cal
- 12.4 g
- 25.5 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (16)Rate This Recipe
"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 watering w..." See morehen I found this one. However, it was a huge disappointment. It is nothing like the original which were chewy and not so terribly sweet and sticky. I believe this recipe has too much sugar and not enough flour. The base has so much sugar that it gets too hard. The other ingredients are probably about right. I would like to see someone come up with one of the more satisfactory old recipes. I'm sorry to have to call this one a flop."
"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. ..." See more"
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