- 11/4 Cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 Cup sugar
- 1/2 Cup butter or margarine
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla
- 1/8 Teaspoon baking soda
- 1 Cup chopped walnuts
- 1 Cup California raisins
- 1/2 Cup flaked coconut (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 8-inch square pan; set aside.
Measure flour and sugar into medium mixing bowl; mix well. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine meal. Press evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 350°F, just until edges are lightly browned.
Meanwhile, combine eggs, brown sugar and vanilla in same mixing bowl; mix well. Stir in baking soda, walnuts, raisins and coconut, if using; mix together well. Spread evenly over baked crust. Bake 20 to 25 minutes more at 350°F, until top is set. Cool completely in pan. Cut 4 X 4 into 16 bars.