Pineapple Coconut Cherry Dream Bars
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 24 bars
 
A classic dream bar loaded with pineapple, coconut, cherries and walnuts!
Ingredients
Cookie Crust
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 1⅓ cup flour, divided
Filling
  • 1 -8 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained well
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • large pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups shredded coconut
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • ½ cup maraschino cherries, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter and ⅓ cup of sugar. Add in the 1 cup flour and mix with a fork until crumbly. Place the mixture in the bottom of a 9x13" pan and pat out evenly. Bake in the oven for 15 min. or until golden. Remove to cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile add the eggs to a large bowl and beat well, add in the ⅔ cup sugar and the vanilla and mix well. In a small bowl whisk together the dry ingredients, baking powder, remaining ⅓ cup flour, and salt. Add this to the egg mixture. Carefully fold in the pineapple, coconut, nuts and cherries. Spread over the baked and slightly cooled crust. Bake for 30 min. Cool completely on a rack and then cut into squares.
Recipe by Noshing With the Nolands at https://noshingwiththenolands.com/pineapple-coconut-cherry-dream-bars/