Old-Fashioned Hawaiian Dream Bars
I love making dream bars and have made many for the site. They are easy to make, great to share for a crowd and always a hit. These Old-Fashioned Hawaiian Dream Bars are perfect for anytime of the year. Bringing a bit of the tropics into your day will brighten things up. Ken made these delightful treats for church refreshments.
Dream bars are also great travelers if you need something for a potluck, outdoor gathering, picnic or just a casual get together. Perfect to finish off a BBQ too!
This recipe has a crispy little crackly sweet top to it and then are moist and delicious in the center and finished off with a cookie bottom! Just grab one right out of the pan!
See how luscious the center is? Oh how I would love one of these again! Recipes like this one have been around forever and it is nice to revisit them.
Sometimes our new and improved versions are just not as great as the originals that have stood the test of time!!
This is something that grandma would have made and everyone would have raved over back in its day. The same holds true to now!
I have a perfect pan for these with a lid. Pop that lid on or cover them up and store them in the refrigerator until they are ready to eat!
They are best a bit cold I think! With a big glass of cold milk too! Or if you like, a lovely cup of tea!!
Just reach right in with your little spatula and grab one!! Dream bars come in so many different ways.
These Old-Fashioned Hawaiian Dream Bars with their pineapple coconut blend will have you dreaming of the beach!!
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 cups flour
- 3 cups well drained crushed pineapple
- ½ cup melted butter
- 1½ cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups shredded coconut
- Preheat the oven to 375F. In a large bowl cream together the butter for the crust and then add in sugar and vanilla. Add in flour and mix very well. Press this into a 9x13" pan. Bake for 15 min. or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 min.
- In the same bowl as above, beat together melted butter, white sugar, egg, vanilla and coconut. Spread the pineapple over the crust and then top with the coconut mixture. Bake for an additional 30 min. or until golden brown on top. Let cool in pan completely and cut into squares. Best if refrigerated.