Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Coconut Bars

I'm following a theme this week; old recipes from the Charleston Receipts Cookbook that I reviewed on Friday. You need this cookbook in your collection! The Junior League of Charleston put it together in 1950 and sells it to this day to fund projects that benefit Charleston, S.C....so you'll be supporting a good cause! Look for it on the Charleston Preservation Society's website (http://preservation society.org/store/CharlestonRec) In fact, I found a few other cookbooks at this site that I intend to add to my wish list!

This receipt from page 293 sounds like a winner to me, but I still have plans to embellish it with almonds and chocolate on top. I think my creation could turn-out similar to an Almond Joy Bar. Hubby doesn't like coconut, but he's traveling-and these big sons of mine will eat almost anything that's put in front of them! I'll have to save a couple for youngest son to have when he gets home.

Page 293 Coconut Bars
Mrs. Harold G. Dotterer (Harriet Lipscomb)

2 C granulated sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 C water
1/4 lb. shredded coconut

Mix sugar, cream of tartar and water; put this mixture over the fire and stir until it comes to a boil, then stop stirring and cook until it forms a ball when dropped into water. Take from the fire and beat until it whitens, then add the shredded coconut and continue beating until it becomes thick. Pour into buttered pan and when cool, cut into bars. (I think that when it cools you should add a layer of toasted almonds and drizzle with melted chocolate-just my opinion!)

I will be at these swaps today:


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  1. Yum! I love, love, love coconut!

  2. Oh my, it looks delightful!!!

  3. Hey Marcia,

    Thanks for participating. Would you please try linking again? You put in your blog address instead of your post address, which means people won't find your post after you post again.

    More info how here:


  4. Oh, I agree - add some chocolate and those would be amazing! - www.delightfulcountrycookin.com

  5. I love coconut! I think almonds and chocolate sound delicious!

  6. Darcy,

    Thank you for the information. I love the idea of blog carnivals, but have never been clear on the permalink issue. Thanks, again!

  7. Mmmm....wave coconut at me, and I am YOURS. This looks delicious, and i agree -- some dark chocolate on these beauties would make them absolutely perfect!

  8. Mmmm, sounds scrumptious! Those old Junior League cookbooks are usually winners...


  9. Yummy! Junior League books are the best... my Portland Palette (Oregon Jr. League) is a constant go to. Thanks for sharing:)

  10. as soon as I posted I realized... Palate, Portland Palate oops! I was an English Major *blush*

  11. This sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same!