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This recipe for PINEAPPLE NUT BARS, by , is from Bennett's & Beyond: A Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Suzanne Dunscomb
Added: Saturday, July 4, 2009


1 c Flour
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c margarine or butter
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 T sugar
2 T milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
8 oz. can crushed pineapple, well drained
1 c flaked coconut
1/2 c chopped macadamia nuts or almonds
1 T margarine or butter, melted
1/2 c powdered sugar
3 to 4 tsp. milk
1/4 tsp rum extract

Heat oven to 350F. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup: level off. In medium bowl, combine flour and 1/2 cup sugar. With pastry blender or fork, cut in 1/2 cup margarine until crumbly. Press in bottom of ungreased 9-inch square pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

In small bowl, combine cream cheese, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, vanilla and egg: beat until smooth. Stir in pineapple. Spread over partially baked base. In small bowl, combine coconut, nuts and 1 tablespoon melted margarine; sprinkle evenly over pineapple mixture. Return to oven and bake 18 to 20 minutes or until coconut is golden brown and filling appears set. Cool completely. In small bowl, combine all glaze ingredients. Drizzle over bars. Refrigerate until serving time.

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Number Of Servings:
36 bars




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