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Pineapple Coconut Cake Bars Recipe

Dessert bars made from crushed pineapple, coconut flakes with a flaky crust and crumb topping.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut, dessert bars, pineapple, pineapple coconut cake bars
Servings: 9 Squares
Calories: 324kcal
Author: Housewives of Frederick County

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Coconut Flakes (can be toasted if preferred)
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Butter (melted & cooled)
  • 1 20 oz can Crushed Pineapple (drained)
  • 3 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Spray an 8" square baking dish with cooking spray
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, coconut flakes, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, & salt.
  • Melt butter and then set aside to cool for 5 minutes; then place in the refrigerator for 4 minutes to ensure that it is cool enough to add to the flour mixture.
  • Add cooled butter to flour mixture and press with a large, sturdy fork until well blended and the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Reserve one cup of the flour mixture and set aside.
  • Press the remaining flour mixture into the bottom of the glass baking dish to form the bottom crust.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the drained crushed pineapple, sugar, and cornstarch.
  • Pour mixture over the pressed crust and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of flour mixture on top of the pineapple filling.
  • Bake bars on center rack of oven for 30 minutes or until topping is golden. My oven took 35 minutes.
  • Cool bars completely before cutting.