Coconut Cream Pie Bars Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • Shortbread bottom:
  • ½ cup soft butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • Filling:
  • 1¼ cups sweetened coconut flakes
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups cool whip
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread coconut on baking sheet and toast for 5-6 mins, stirring half way.
  2. For shortbread: Turn oven down to 325 degrees and mix butter, vanilla, sugar and flour in medium bowl. Press into 8x8 pan, poke with fork and bake for 20-22 mins.
  3. For filling: In medium saucepan whisk, half half, eggs, sugar, and salt together over medium-low heat whisking constantly until it gets thick and just starts to boil. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup of toasted coconut flakes. Pour mixture over shortbread, chill for 4 hours. Add cool whip and the ¼ cup of toasted coconut.
Recipe by THE SEMISWEET SISTERS at https://www.thesemisweetsisters.com/2015/12/03/coconut-cream-pie-bars-recipe/