Experience a sweet taste of paradise by biting into these chewy coconut bars! Paired with our Madagascar vanilla, you won't be able to stop yourself from eating more than just one! 


Coconut Topping


  • 1 3/4-2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup well-chilled Butter, Cut into Tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon VanillaPura Madagascar Vanilla Extract
  • 2/3-3/4 cup apricot-pineapple jam or currant jam


For topping:

  1. Combine butter, sugar, and water in heavy saucepan and boil, stirring occasionally, until butter melts. Mix in coconut and VanillaPura Madagascar Vanilla Extract. Cool.

For Pastry:

  1. Position rack in lower third of oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter jelly roll pan. Place flour in processor. Arrange butter in circle atop flour. Process until butter is incorporated, stopping once to scrape down side of work bowl. Add sugar and mix 5 seconds. Add yolks and VanillaPura Madagascar Vanilla Extract. Blend until ball forms, about 20 seconds. Redistribute dough if necessary and process for 5 seconds to knead.

  2. Roll dough out on jelly roll pan. Bake until beginning to color, about 15 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Retain oven at 350 degrees.

  3. Spread jam over pastry. Spread topping over jam. Position rack in center of oven. Bake pastry until topping is light brown and bubbly, about 20 minutes. Cool completely. Cut into 1-inch squares before serving.


    Thanks to the Food Nanny for sharing!

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