When Kelli had her bridal shower, I volunteered to make a couple pans of bars. I made my old tried and true favorites…. Cream Cheese Bars, Revel Bars, and these Hawaiian Pineapple Bars. Sorry the picture isn’t the best. By the time I looked at the picture to check the quality, the bars were long gone.
Every time I make these I always end up giggling. Hubby who swears off pineapple and coconut, eats these like they are going out of style. I asked him why and he said it’s the cream cheese. He loves anything with cream cheese. They are super easy to make and yummy.
1 cup soften butter or margarine
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2- 8 oz. pks of cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups well drained crushed pineapple
2 Tblsps melted butter
2 cups coconut
MIx butter, flour, 1 cup sugar and pat into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake 15 minutes at 375. Mix cream cheese sugar, milk and vanilla then fold in pineapple. Pour over crust. Mix 2 T melted butter and coconut and sprinkle over the top. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until the coconut looks good.
These are originally from the Lawler, Iowa Church cookbook. I tried them because the recipe is from Jane Lynch. Jane served many years as the Lawler librarian and our (me too) loved her. She was an excellent librarian…thanks for sharing the recipe Jane but more importantly thanks for all the many good books you lead us to.