Aloha Paradise Bars

Prize-Winning Recipe 2006! Layer tropical pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts to create a delightfully easy bar.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
2
cups white vanilla baking chips
1
cup coarsely chopped dried pineapple
1
cup flaked coconut
1
cup chopped macadamia nuts
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan.
  • 2 Bake 15 minutes. Sprinkle with baking chips, pineapple, coconut and nuts. Drizzle evenly with sweetened condensed milk.
  • 3 Bake 30 to 35 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Cool completely. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

This recipe was one of fifteen winners in the 2006 Mix It Up with Betty! Cookie Mix Recipe Contest. More than $10,000 was awarded!

Skip the cooking spray, and instead line the pan with quick-release foil for quick cleanup and easy removal of bars.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
100mg
100%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
23g
23%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.