Coconut Pineapple Bars Recipe

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Delicious dessert with a tropical twist.
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Ingredients
  • BARS:
  • 20 ounces can crushed pineapple, drained - reserve juice
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter or margarine - softened
  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup pine nuts - toasted and chopped, can also use macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 4 ounces cream cheese - softened and chunked
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 7 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice - or more if desired
  • 4 ounces cream cheese - softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
Container: medium bowl, small bowl, 9x13 pan
Directions
PREP
15 mins
READY IN
40 mins
  • Heat oven to 350°.
  • Grease bottom and side of a 9x13 pan.
  • Drain pineapple, reserve juice.
  • In a medium bowl mix flour, butter and powdered sugar until well combine and crumbly.
  • Press in the pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  • In same bowl, beat eggs with a wire whisk until blended.
  • Stir in pinapple, nuts, coconut, 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, cream cheese, salt and rum extract.
  • Spread over partially baked crust.
  • Return to the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool completely before frosting.
  • In a small bowl, mix frosting ingredients until smooth.
  • You can thin it out with more pineapple juice if you want it to be more like a glaze and not as thick as a frosting.
  • Glaze or frost the bars and allow to set before serving.
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