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I've misplaced my recipe for coconut squares from the Baker's Square package, which is available at Aldi. Does anyone have the recipe?

Vicki Jackson, Clearwater Beach

Bobbie Harmer of St. Petersburg and Mary Beck of both Largo and Springfield, Ill., share a recipe for coconut squares from the Baker's Square coconut package. This is one of the easiest recipes you'll ever make. When mixed the crust is more like a cookie dough consistency rather than a cake batter, making it easy to press into the pan. The filling mixture is pourable. You can gently maneuver the mixture around the crust with a rubber spatula to make sure it's covered. It smells great while baking and the hard part is waiting for it to cool for a taste. It's more of a brownie like consistency rather than cake.

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Coconut Squares

For the crust:

1 box yellow cake mix

½ cup butter, softened

1 egg

1 tablespoon water

For the filling:

1 cup shredded coconut

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 pound powdered sugar

3 eggs, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To make crust, combine cake mix, butter, egg and water. Using your hands, press mixture into 13- by 9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle coconut over cake mixture. Set aside.

Cream together cream cheese, powdered sugar, eggs and vanilla, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl. Pour over coconut crust.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes until top is golden and set. Cool before cutting into squares.

Source: Baker's Square coconut package

You Asked For It: coconut squares 10/30/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 4:30am]
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