Island Cookie Bars

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Emily Glover

By
@pursuit2health

These bars bring back memories of my honeymoon in the Bahamas. Naturally, I love every bite!

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This was a HUGE crowd-pleaser. Jam-packed with peanut-y flavor, they were a unanimous hit with everyone on the Crew. We had success making these with regular pastry flour in place of the whole wheat pastry which can be a little harder to find. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★☆ 27 votes

Comments:
Serves:
32
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 c
    whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 c
    natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 c
    crushed pineapple, juices drained
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1
    large egg
  • 1 1/4 c
    white chocolate
  • 1/2 c
    sweetened flaked coconut

How to Make Island Cookie Bars

Step-by-Step

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugars, peanut butter, pineapple, buttery spread and vanilla. Beat in the egg. Gradually stir in the flour mixture until completely combined. Fold in 1 C of the white chocolate chips, saving remaining 1/4 C.
  3. With dampened hands, press the dough into a greased 9 x 13" baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining white chocolate chips and press them down lightly.
  4. Bake bars in a 350 degree oven for 22-25 minutes, until a wooden skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  5. Put baking rack on the middle level. Turn oven to broil. Sprinkle coconut on top of the bars. Broil for 30-60 seconds, until coconut begins to brown. Be careful not to burn coconut!
  6. Allow pan to cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into 32 bars.

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About Island Cookie Bars

Course/Dish: Cookies Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Collection: Summer Desserts!
Other Tag: For Kids



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