About this recipe: This traybake is heavenly. A rich shortbread base is topped with a combination of brown sugar, walnuts and coconut for loads of gooey, chewy goodness. Cut into small squares, these are great for cake sales or afternoon treats.
Back in the fifties when I grew up, dream bars were an actual fad. My mom was a professional baker and made the best dream bars ever. Unfortunately, I don't have her recipe and my mouth was watering when I found this one. However, it was a huge disappointment. It is nothing like the original which were chewy and not so terribly sweet and sticky. I believe this recipe has too much sugar and not enough flour. The base has so much sugar that it gets too hard. The other ingredients are probably about right. I would like to see someone come up with one of the more satisfactory old recipes. I'm sorry to have to call this one a flop. - 17 Mar 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
These bars turned out just fine....but the flavor was lacking - non-descriptively just "sweet". Next time, I'll add some sort of "chips" - choc, pb, or cinnamin perhaps. - 28 Jul 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
These were wonderful! I'm so glad I tried this recipe......they're like little pecan pie bars...my husband loved them! Very quick and easy....thanks! - 11 Feb 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)