let me tell you how great these wholesome, fruity bars are. I originally got the recipe off the back of a Western Family Oatmeal Container, but adapted it a bit. To make these, you will need:
3/4 c. butter
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. sugar
1 c. flour
1 1/2 c. quick oats
2 c. cocunut
3/4 c. raspberry preserves or any fruit combination preserves. I used, raspberry, acai, cherry preserves.
Oven at 375. In a bowl. combine melted butter, salt and sugars. Mix well. Add 1 cup coconut and mix into batter. Add flour and oatmeal and mix. Mix dough until all combined. Grease 9 x 13 baking pan and add 1 c. of dough and press evenly around pan. Add preserves and then add remaining dough and crumble on top. Add remaining 1 c. of cocunut on top. Bake for 25 minutes and allow to cool completely. Cut into bars.
picture credited to allrecipes.com, author: Sunflower