About this recipe: Dreamy bars with a rich brown sugar crust and a chewy coconut and walnut topping.
Back in the fifties when I grew up, dream bars were an actual fad. My mom was a professional baker and made the best dream bars ever. Unfortunately, I don't have her recipe and my mouth was watering when I found this one. However, it was a huge disappointment. It is nothing like the original which were chewy and not so terribly sweet and sticky. I believe this recipe has too much sugar and not enough flour. The base has so much sugar that it gets too hard. The other ingredients are probably about right. I would like to see someone come up with one of the more satisfactory old recipes. I'm sorry to have to call this one a flop. - 17 Mar 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
These bars turned out just fine....but the flavor was lacking - non-descriptively just "sweet". Next time, I'll add some sort of "chips" - choc, pb, or cinnamin perhaps. - 28 Jul 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
These were wonderful! I'm so glad I tried this recipe......they're like little pecan pie bars...my husband loved them! Very quick and easy....thanks! - 11 Feb 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)