coconut raspberry walnut chewy things

In some places these would be called squares, many of you might say they are slices...
we just call them chewy things.

Here's the much-requested recipe:

For the pastry:
2 cups flour
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut up
1 teaspoon vanilla

For the middle:
a jar of red raspberry jelly or jam (but I like it to be seedless)

For the topping:
4 large eggs (beaten lightly)
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups packaged shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts

Make pastry base: line the bottom of a baking dish (13 x 9 x 2) with parchment or waxed paper and butter it.
In a food processor, fitted with the steel blade (or in a large bowl using an electric mixer) combine the flour, butter, light brown sugar, vanilla and the salt and blend until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the baking pan and chill for 30 minutes.
Bake the pastry base in the middle of a preheated oven (350) for 30- 35 minutes or until it is golden and set. Let it cool in the pan.

Spread a layer of red raspberry jam on top of the base.

Make the topping. Whisk together the eggs, light brown and dark brown sugar and the vanilla. Stir in the coconut and walnuts.
Spread the mixture evenly over the pastry base and bake in the middle of the oven for 35 minutes.

Cool on a rack and run a knife around the edges. Cut into squares after cooling completely.

Don't eat too many - they'll give you a stomachache...


alice c said…
Stomach ache ...maybe ...but it is worth the risk. That recipe sounds delicious
Joke said…
Slices are fractional portions from a circular whole where the sides are (more or less) correspondent to the radius of the whole.

Squares are (more or less) square portions from a larger square or rectangular whole.

That One said…
Anonymous said…
Let's put it this way. If you are thinkinf of making these for me one day: DON'T.
I was fine untile the raspberry layer but when got to the coconut walnut THING...I dropped you like 3rd period french.
Anonymous said…
there are a few typos...
Annagrace said…
Well thank goodness. I might have to make a swap out pecans for the walnuts, though.
Stephanie said…
"dropped you like 3rd period french"

hahahaha. I think they sound so good and I would totally make them sometime. Especially if James can ever have eggs.
Caterina said…

Thank you thank you thank you!
Karla May said…
I wish I enjoyed baking...or was even slightly proficient at it, because these sound YUMMY.
Anonymous said…
Thank you for not being one of those people who think everyone in the world has a food processor. I always feel left out around those people. Of course, I can't cook worth a damn...maybe that's it.