Pistachio Bars

A simple flour, sugar, and butter crust holds an enticing blend of pistachios and chewy coconut in these easy bar cookies.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 2 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 25

Ingredients

Base

1
cup all-purpose flour
1/4
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter

Topping

1
egg
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup corn syrup
1
tablespoon butter, melted
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup coarsely chopped pistachios
1/2
cup flaked coconut
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, combine flour and 1/4 cup sugar; mix well. With pastry blender or fork, cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press mixture in bottom of ungreased 8-inch square pan.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, beat egg slightly in medium bowl. Add all remaining topping ingredients except pistachios and coconut; mix well. Stir in pistachios and coconut.
  • 4 Remove pan from oven. Spoon and spread coconut mixture evenly over warm base. Return to oven; bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 hour 15 minutes or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    120
    (
    Calories from Fat
    65),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    60mg
    60%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    12g
    12%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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