We wanted chewy, toffee-flavored layer bars that shouted coconut and pecans. Getting back to the original recipe was a good first step.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
Even the simplest recipes for Dream Bars we tested were too sweet for modern tastes, and the coconut and pecans all but disappeared because the sugar was so forward. To bring out the pecan flavor, we toasted the nuts until they were crunchy...