Tropical Dessert Bars

  • Servings: dozen
  • Serving Size: 3
  • Nutrition: See Below
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 Minutes

Ingredients

  • BOTTOM LAYER
  • 1 (17.5 oz.) package sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • CREAM CHEESE PINEAPPLE LAYER
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple in juice
  • COCONUT LAYER
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter

Instructions

  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Line 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan.
  • STIR cookie mix and melted butter with fork until crumbs form. Press evenly in bottom of prepared pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • BEAT cream cheese in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in eggs just until blended. Beat in sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and 2 tablespoons pineapple juice. Pour over warm crust. Sprinkle drained pineapple evenly over top.
  • STIR coconut, macadamia nuts and butter in small bowl until evenly moistened. Sprinkle over pineapple layer.
  • BAKE 30 to 35 minutes or until filling is set and coconut is lightly browned. Cool 1 hour on wire rack. Chill 1 hour. Cut into bars.
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