Dream Bars have always been my favourite Christmas treat. My mom always made them, and the delicious aroma of these yummy treats filled the house while they were baking. It will always remind me of her and Christmas, and so the tradition of making them continues in my home.

  • Ingredients:
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour

Mix these ingredients until mixture is crumbly. Pat into a 9×9-inch pan and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10–15 minutes or until light brown. While the above is in the oven, beat together the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Fold in:
  • 1½ cups shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Pour mixture over baked crust and return pan to the oven to bake for another 20–25 minutes or until dark brown.

Remove pan from oven and allow to cool completely.

Cut bars into small squares, dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!