Add a touch of the tropics to your holiday cookie tray with these wonderful bars. So good in fact I took them to Sunday School so I could get them out of the house and stop myself from eating all of them! :) You know when a recipe starts with a cake mix that it’s going to be good and more importantly EASY!
Pineapple Coconut Bar Recipe ( serves 36 bars)
1 pudding included yellow cake mix (Pillsbury)
1-1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 filling recipe (below)
1 topping recipe (below)
1 glaze recipe (below)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 13×9-inch baking pan. Combine all base ingredients and blend until crumble. Reserve 1-1/2 cups of the crumb mixture. Press remaining crumb mixture in bottom of greased pan.
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1-14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1-8 ounce can crushed pineapple, well drained, reserving liquid
Combine all filling ingredients; blend well. Pour into crust-lined pan.
1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1 cup coconut
1 cup vanilla milk chips
All all topping ingredients to reserved crumb mixture; mix well. Sprinkle evenly over filing. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
4 to 6 teaspoons reserved pineapple liquid
Combine confectioners’ sugar and enough reserved pineapple liquid for desired drizzling consistency; blend until smooth. Drizzle over bars. This recipe is from the Pillsbury Best of the Bake Off 1996 Cookbook.
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FRIDAY: Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots and Jello; Friday Favorites @ Simply Sweet Home; Weekend Show Off Party @ Ladybird Ln.; Pitty Party @ Thirty Handmade Days; Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm; I’m Lovin’ It Fridays @ Tidy Mom; Friday Flair @ WhipperBerry; Foodie Friday @ Simple Living with Dian Balch; Foodie Friday Friends @ A ‘Lil Country Sugar; Farm Girl Blog Fest @ Fresh Eggs Daily
SATURDAY: Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters Stuff; Show and Tell Saturdays @ Be Different Act Normal; Sweet Saturday @ Gingerbread; Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors ;Sweets for Saturday @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies; Sweet Treats & Swanky Stuff Thursday Link Party @ Something Swanky;