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pineapple + coconut bars

Winter weather have you feeling like you need a tropical vacation?
These Pineapple + Coconut Bars just might hit the spot!

crust ingredients
½ cup butter very soft or melted
½ cup light brown sugar
1 cup flour
filling ingredients
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
⅓ cup light brown sugar
¼ cup flour
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup pineapple chunks in juice,
1 cup shredded sweetened
1 cup shredded coconut (optional topping)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the
crust ingredients and press the mixture into the
bottom of a well-greased or parchment lined 10”
square pan. Doubling this recipe will fill a 9×13 pan.
Bake for 12 minutes (or 15 minutes for a doubled
recipe). Remove from the oven and let the crust cool
for 10 minutes while preparing the filling.
Place the pineapple and 1 cup of shredded coconut
in a bowl. Sprinkle with flour, brown sugar and salt. Stir
to coat. Mix together the eggs, vanilla and lime and
stir into the pineapple mixture.
Pour the filling over the crust and top with the
remaining coconut. Bake for 25-27 minutes, until the
coconut turns golden brown.
Let cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!