Brazil Nut Triple Layer Bars
|Soft butter/Margarine||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|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|
|Orange cookie frosting||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Coarsely chopped brazil nuts||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
1. Start heating oven to 375Â°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.