Macadamia Nut Piña Colada Bars

These bars will help you imagine you're on a tropical island!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Bars

1
can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
3
tablespoons powdered sugar
2
eggs
1
cup granulated sugar
3/4
cup chopped macadamia nuts
1/2
cup flaked coconut
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon rum extract

Pineapple Glaze

1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
to 3 teaspoons reserved pineapple juice
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of square pan, 8x8x2 or 9x9x2 inches, with shortening. Drain pineapple well, reserving 3 teaspoons juice for Pineapple Glaze. In medium bowl, mix 1 cup flour, the butter and 3 tablespoons powdered sugar with spoon until flour is moistened. Press in pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat eggs with wire whisk until blended. Stir in pineapple and all remaining Bar ingredients. Spread over partially baked crust.
  • 3 Bake bars 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix all Pineapple Glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over bars. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

Paper umbrellas and mini blow-up palm trees make great party decor for an island party.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.