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


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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


  • 1Preheat 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.
  • 2Spoon 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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About Simple Hawaiian Dessert Bars

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies

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