I love making these bars because they are simple to make and so delicious.
My mom has been making these for as long as I can remember. Every summer she makes homemade raspberry jam, and always makes a batch of these bars with her jam.
You can use any flavor jam you fancy. You can also keep it seasonal, I like using rhubarb or strawberry jam in the spring, fig jam in the fall and Meyer Lemon jam in the winter.
This recipe only has about 5 ingredients, and to add to its simplicity, you don't even need a mixer!
This recipe easily doubles to make a big batch for a party. 1 1/2 x the recipe fills a rimmed cookie sheet.
1 cup Earth Balance (regular is fine too)
1 cup sugar
2 cups whole wheat
2 cups coconut
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
1 pint of jam
Preheat 350. grease 8x8 pan
Cream first 3 ingredients
Add coconut and nuts
Pat 3/4 of the batter into your pan.
Bake 15 minutes
Spread on jam
Crumble remaining batter
Bake 20-25 minutes more