Mystery Bars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. flour
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  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup nuts or 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. soft margarine
  • 1 Tbsp. orange juice
  • juice of 1 lemon

Directions

Cream margarine and 1/2 cup brown sugar until smooth. Add 1 cup flour and mix until crumbly. Pat evenly into well greased 8 inch square pan. Bake about 20 minutes in 300 degree F oven. Prepare second layer. Beat eggs until light and lemon colored. Add 1 cup brown sugar and vanilla; add 1/2 tsp. flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Add coconut and chopped nuts. Spread mixture over the first baked pastry and bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees F. To make icing, combine powdered sugar, margarine, orange and lemon juice. Frost cooled cookie bars and cut into 1x4 inch squares. Makes about 2 dozen.

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By Robin from Washington, IA

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