COCONUT SQUARES | Cycling Canada Cyclisme


By Peter Disera, Professional Mountain Bike Athlete & Canadian MTB Champion

This is a recipe that my mom always makes out of the Company’s Coming – Home for the Holidays cookbook. In the last year, I’ve done a little freestyle baking and have filmed a few of my recipes. Make sure to check it out here.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter and mix in sugar until well blended.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, stirring constantly. Add vanilla and remove from heat.
  4. Incorporate the following dry ingredients until smooth: flour, baking powder, salt.
  5. Once smooth and no flour is visible, gently incorporate the coconut flakes and the walnuts.
  6. Put into a slightly greased baking dish, spread even and slap it in the oven for 25-30 minutes. The edges will be chewy and amazing.