Cranberry Coconut Bars

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Cranberry Coconut Bars

Cranberry Coconut Bars

For the Bars:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/8 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/8 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup passion fruit or orange juice
  • 1/4 cup almond extract

Preheat oven to 350 and line an 8X8 baking pan with foil. Cream butter & sugars. Add almond extract,, vanilla and egg, beating well.  Add baking powder, salt, cinnamon, flour & almond meal.  Mix until blended. Pour into prepared pan and bake 25 minutes.  Remove from oven, mix the glaze ingredients and spread evenly over top of bars.  Cool completely, remove from pan, and cut into 25 bars.

These are best enjoyed with a cup of tea and a late Summer breeze on the porch at Colonial Pines Inn!

Colonial Pines Inn Bed & Breakfast

Highlands NC (828) 526-2060

Check Website for Seasonal Specials:  http://www.colonialpinesinn.com

 

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