Buttertart Squares

    55 mins

    Taste just like butter tarts, minus the tart shell. Very easy to make and delicious!

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    Makes: 24 

    • 125 g all-purpose flour
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 115 g butter
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 330 g packed brown sugar
    • 40 g rolled oats
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 80 g raisins
    • 20 g flaked coconut

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x9 inch baking pan.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan.
    3. Bake for 15 minutes in preheated oven. Crust should not be fully cooked.
    4. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs and remaining brown sugar. Combine the oats, salt, and baking powder; stir into the egg mixture along with the vanilla. Mix in raisins and coconut, if desired. Spread the mixture evenly over the partially baked crumb layer in pan.
    5. Bake 20 minutes more. Cool, and cut into squares.

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    I'm not even a huge butter tart fan, but these squares are unbelievably good. I followed the recipe exactly (including the optional ingredients) - except I doubled it and used a 9 by 13 pan (did not need to adjust baking time at all). To the reviewer who said their crust was crumbly, the only thing I can think of was that they didn't work the butter in enough with a pastry blender. My crust was perfect. As another reviewer suggested, I refrigerated it first before cutting. I also stored it in the fridge to keep the squares firm. The only negative thing I could possibly say about this recipe is that it's so addictive, it's almost impossible not to overindulge.  -  21 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Pretty good... I had to make a few adjustments though. 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar was too much for me, so I added 1 cup instead. I didn't think the coconut flakes was a good idea but I used it anyways. I was suprised that I couldn't even taste it. I also added in a handful of chopped walnuts. That really helps.  -  25 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Just like a real butter tart!! I love baking, but pastry just is not my thing, so these were perfect! I cut the sugar back by half, added the coconut, raisins & some walnuts, i also used maple flavour instead of vanilla. Big hit with everybody  -  23 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)