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Quick and Chewy Crescent Bars

This recipe was the grand prize winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 1972

Looking for a dessert made with Pillsbury crescent dinner rolls? Then check out these chewy coconut and pecan bars – a yummy treat.

This recipe was the grand prize winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 1972.

Recipe courtesy of Pillsbury.

Every other winning recipe from the Pillsbury Bake-Off.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup coconut
  • 3/4 Cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 Cup butter or margarine
  • 1 can (8-ounce) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or Pillsbury refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
  • 1 can (14-ounce) sweetened condensed milk

Directions

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. In medium bowl, mix flour, coconut, brown sugar and pecans. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through mixture in opposite directions), until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Set aside.

If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough into 2 long rectangles. Place in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan; gently press dough to cover bottom of pan. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut into 2 long rectangles. Place in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan; gently press dough to cover bottom of pan.

Pour condensed milk evenly over dough to within 1/2 inch of edges. Sprinkle coconut mixture over condensed milk; press in lightly.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows.

Nutritional Facts
Servings48
Calories Per Serving82
Total Fat3g5%
Sugar8gN/A
Saturated2g9%
Cholesterol5mg2%
Protein1g3%
Carbs12g4%
Vitamin A14µg2%
Vitamin C0.3mg0.5%
Vitamin K0.2µg0.3%
Calcium32mg3%
Fiber0.5g1.9%
Folate (food)4µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)20µg5%
Folic acid10µgN/A
Iron0.3mg1.8%
Magnesium6mg2%
Monounsaturated1gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.3mg1.7%
Phosphorus33mg5%
Polyunsaturated0.4gN/A
Potassium55mg2%
Sodium41mg2%
Sugars, added3gN/A
Zinc0.2mg1.4%