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Brazil Nut Triple Layer Bars

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Ingredients
  Soft butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sifted regular all purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2 , well beaten
  Packed brown sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Finely chopped brazil nuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Flaked coconut 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Orange cookie frosting 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Coarsely chopped brazil nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

1. Start heating oven to 375°F.
2. With wooden spoon, thoroughly blend butter with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 cup flour. With spatula, press mixture evenly into greased 9-by-9-by-2-inch baking pan.
3. Bake 15 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, into eggs, blend brown sugar, finely chopped nuts, 1/4 teaspoon salt, coconut, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons flour. Spread evenly over baked layer.
5. Bake 15 minutes.
6. Cool in pan; then frost with Orange Cookie Frosting; sprinkle with coarsely chopped nuts. Cut into 24 bars or diamonds.
Orange cookie frosting: With mixer at medium speed (or with spoon), thoroughly mix 1/4 cup soft butter or margarine with dash salt and 1/2 cup sifted confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Add 1 1/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar alternately with about 1 tablespoon orange juice, beating until very smooth and of spreading consistency; beat in 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
South American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Vegetarian

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