About this recipe: An excellent dessert that can also be enjoyed as a snack. A sweetcrust pastry is topped with a chocolate topping with coconut and walnuts.
This recipe, we've always known as ITALIAN BROWNIES... Not sure where that name came from... Mom makes these every year at Christmas. One nice adition is to sift powdered sugar over the top... for a pretty display. (also sweetens 'em up a bit)... 3 eggs 3 Tbsp. flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 2 1/4 C light brown sugar 1 C chopped nuts 3/4 C flaked coconut is my Mom's amounts, but Dream Bars II turns out really delicious too... and less sugar.. (makes up with the flaked coconut, which is loaded with sugar) so either way, it's about the same. Thanks for a good recipe. - 19 Dec 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I used the cocoa version and loved the flavor! I liked the coconut in it as well. Really yummy, but to be honest, I prefer brownies over these. - 25 Jun 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Not as tasty as I had hoped. A little bland, but I think changing the ingredients slightly would help a lot. Something needs to make it sweeter. - 26 Sep 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)