Really, the name says it all. Yum Yums have been a family favorite for generations. From my great-grandma down it has survived the years, albeit with a few changes. My mom uses walnuts verse pecans and argues that a dessert spoon of brown sugar equals a teaspoon not a tablespoon and at some point, someone added cherries on top (eww). But enough about that. On to the recipe.
- 1 ¼ cup flour
- ½ cup butter
- 2 tbsp brown sugar aka “dessert spoons”
- 2 eggs slightly beaten
- 1 ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup coconut
- 1 cup chopped pecans (or other nuts)
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Mix base ingredients together until crumbly. Then pack into a shallow 9×9 inch pan.
- In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, brown sugar, salt and vanilla. Then stir in coconut and nuts until fully mixed in.
- Pour mixture over the base.
- Bake for 25-30 mins or until browned on the bottom (if you use a glass dish and can see) or till the top is a little toasty. In the end, it should end up with a flakey crust on the bottom, gooey middle layer and then a crispy top.
- Let cool completely before cutting into squares.
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