Simple Hawaiian Dessert Bars

Kathie Carr


I adapted this from a recipe for apple bars made from a cake mix.

We like it served warm with ice cream.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
45 Min


  • 3/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 box
    dry yellow cake mix
  • 1 can(s)
    pineapple pie filling
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    coarsely chopped macadamia nuts (or pecans)
  • 1/4 c
    well drained, chopped maraschino cherries, optional

How to Make Simple Hawaiian Dessert Bars


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    In a medium mixing bowl use a fork to cut butter into dry cake mix, making a mixture that looks like crumbs. Set aside 1 cup of this mixture and press the remaining mixture into the bottom of a 9 by 13 inch baking pan.
  2. Spoon pineapple pie filling over the bottom crust in the pan. Set aside for a moment.

    Mix remaining crumb mixture with coconut, nuts, and cherries. Sprinkle over pie filling. Bake for 45 minutes. Cool slightly before cutting.

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