Dream Bars II

This is an old time South Dakota recipe. Cocoa is an optional ingredient. This recipe is made in two parts.

Original recipe makes 1 – 9×13 inch pan


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    40 mins


    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the 1 1/2 cups of flour. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan. Bake the crust for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the eggs and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar. Stir in the vanilla. Combine the 1/4 cup flour, cocoa (if desired), baking powder and salt; stir into the egg mixture. Fold in the coconut and walnuts. Pour into the pre-baked crust.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. Cool and cut into squares.


Calories: 192 kcal
Carbohydrates: 25.4 g
Cholesterol: 37 mg
Fat: 9.5 g
Fiber: 1.3 g
Protein: 2.9 g
Sodium: 87 mg