By | March 01, 2013


  1. Butter or oil a 9- by 13-inch pan. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cream together butter and honey until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour and blend well. Spread evenly in pan and bake for 20 minutes, until firm and just turning color. Remove from oven, leaving oven on, and allow cookie base to cool while you prepare the topping.
  3. Beat eggs until light, then add sugar and honey and mix well. Mix flour and baking powder together and add to egg mixture along with coconut and sesame seeds. Use a spatula to spread evenly over the top of the cookie base. Return to 350° oven and bake for 20 additional minutes. Let cool before cutting into squares.

Makes 18 to 20 bars.


Cookie Base
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup honey (dark is yummy)
  • 1½ cups whole-wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup sesame seeds (may grind slightly, if you wish)
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