Tropical Pineapple Coconut Bars
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 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!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine 2½ cup flour, coconut, brown sugar and baking soda.
  4. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in ½ cup of butter until mixture is crumbly.
  5. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture for topping.
  6. Press remaining crumb mixture evenly into bottom of prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. In a medium bowl, beat remaining ½ cup butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixture until creamy.
  9. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  10. Gradually beat in remaining 1 cup flour.
  11. Stir in pineapple.
  12. Spread mixture over baked layer.
  13. Sprinkle evenly with remaining crumb mixture.
  14. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted comes out clean.
  15. Add the toasted coconut to the top and allow to cool before cutting into squares.
Recipe by Moore or Less Cooking at https://mooreorlesscooking.com/2014/07/01/tropical-pineapple-coconut-bars-video/