Our yard sale was a huge success, hubs lifted and carried treasures from before we met 20 years ago, three days of set up.
The man who never gets rid of anything ( some call it hoarding) was on a mission, to make his wife happy and clear out the garage and basement.
I promised the kids that I would turn the garage into a game room, with a ping pong table and pool table, a fun hang out. So out went the doors and shutters and jacuzzi and so much more!
I knew a treat was needed for all of this hard work. Since it was too early for Pina Colada’s, Tropical Pineapple Coconut Bars would be just the ticket.
I love the delicious combination of toasted coconut and juicy pineapple. Together with a shortbread crust, these bars are wonderful.
We are already fundraising for Project Graduation 2015, so I had my helpers cut and wrap each bar for our Big Bake Sale! Good Luck Class of 2015!!
Tropical Pineapple Coconut Bars
Author: Moore or Less Cooking
Recipe type: Dessert
- 3½ c. all purpose flour, divided
- 1 c. sweetened flaked coconut
- 1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 c. butter, divided
- 1 c. sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained well
- Garnish: toasted flaked coconut~ Don't forget!
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Lightly grease a 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
- In a large bowl, combine 2½ cup flour, coconut, brown sugar and baking soda.
- Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in ½ cup of butter until mixture is crumbly.
- Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture for topping.
- Press remaining crumb mixture evenly into bottom of prepared pan.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, beat remaining ½ cup butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixture until creamy.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Gradually beat in remaining 1 cup flour.
- Stir in pineapple.
- Spread mixture over baked layer.
- Sprinkle evenly with remaining crumb mixture.
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted comes out clean.
- Add the toasted coconut to the top and allow to cool before cutting into squares.
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