Tropical Dessert Bars

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

These triple layered pineapple-coconut bars with a sugar cookie crust are quick and so easy. My family loves these island bars and my son asks for them - my husband who doesn't even like pineapple loves these moist chewy bars.


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Comments:

Serves:

makes about 16 bars

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

BOTTOM LAYER:

17 1/2 oz
pkg. sugar cookie mix
1/2 c
butter

CREAM CHEESE PINEAPPLE LAYER:

8 oz
cream cheese, softened
2 large
eggs
14 oz
can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
20 oz
can crushed pineapple, drained well -reserve 2 tablespoons of juice

COCONUT LAYER:

1 1/2 c
flaked coconut
1/2 c
macadamia nuts, chopped
1/4 c
butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350^. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan.
2
Stir cookie mix and melted butter with fork until crumbs form. Press evenly in bottom of prepared pan. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
3
Beat cream cheese in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in eggs just until blended, Beat in sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and 2 Tablespoons of the reserved pineapple juice. Pour mixture over warm crust. Sprinkle very well drained pineapple evenly over top.
4
Stir coconut, macadamia nuts and butter in small bowl until evenly moistened. Sprinkle over pineapple layer.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until filling is set and coconut is lightly browned. Cool 1 hour on wire rack. Chill 1 hour. Cut into bars.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American