Yum Yums – Coconut, Pecan & Brown Sugar Bars

Delicious coconut, pecan & brown sugar bar recipe. The name says it all.

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.

Yum-Yums

The name says it all. Made with coconut, pecans and brown sugar, these bars are a family favorite that has been passed down through at least four generations and will hopefully be made for many more.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 bars

Ingredients

Base

  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar aka “dessert spoons”

Topping

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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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