COCONUT BARS
1 C Margerine
1 C Light Brown Sugar
1 t Vanilla
1/4 t Salt
1 egg
2 C flour

Cream sugar and shortning together, then add vanailla and eggs.

Sift flour and salt together.

Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix with electric mixer.

Press the dough evenly into a 9x13 pan and bake at at 350 for 15-20 minutes until until a toothpick inserted inthe middle comes out clean.


COCONUT TOPPING
1 Can Coconut Milk
4 T Cornstarch
2/3 C Sugar
3 C Unsweetended coconut
1 t Coconut flavor

Put the cornstarch and sugar into a heavy saucepan, then slowly add the coconut milk while stirring with a wire wisk. Stir continuously over medium heat until the pudding thickens.

Stir in the coconut and spread over the bars with a spatula.



If you live in Rochester, NY, the large flake, unsweetened coconut and the coconut flavor are available at Niblock in the Genesee Market on Jefferson Road.