"He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise."--Henry David Thoreau


  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


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.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
36 bars




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!