Pineapple Coconut Bars
  • Servings: 2 Dz.
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • Garnish: toasted flaked coconut
  1. Recipe
  2. Preheat oven to 350¢ª. Lightly grease a 13x9-inch baking pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups flour, coconut, brown sugar, and baking soda. Using a pastry blender, cut in 1/2 cup 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.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat remaining 1/2 cup butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer 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 evenly over baked layer. Sprinkle evenly with reserved crumb mixture. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Garnish with toasted flaked coconut, if desired.
  5. Makes 2 dozen
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