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Coconut Pecan Chews

No recipe image available.A rich, delicate cookie-bar with a pecan filling and a tangy citrus icing.

Recipe Ingredients:

Bars:
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup flaked coconut

Icing:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. For Bars: Mix powdered sugar and shortening together; stir in 1 1/2 cups flour. Press in ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients. Spread over baked layer. Bake additional 20 minutes. Cool slightly and frost with the icing.
  4. For Icing: Mix ingredients together and frost bars.

Makes 36 bars.