Pina Colada Bars
These Pina Colada Bars are a sweet little tropical treat. Using yellow cake mix as a shortcut, they are quick and easy enough for anyone to bake!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • for the crust:
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • for the filling:
  • 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1½ cups shredded sweetened coconut
  • for the glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, melted butter and egg until a dough forms.
  3. Use your hands to spread the dough evenly in the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 pan. Set aside while you prepare the filling.
  4. Using a mixer, beat the cream cheese, sugar, milk, vanilla and egg together until smooth and creamy.
  5. Stir in the well-drained crushed pineapple to combine.
  6. Spread the cheese mixture over the crust and bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle the par-baked bars with coconut and continue to bake for another 10-15 minutes, until center is set and coconut is lightly golden and toasted.
  8. Allow bars to cool completely in the pan before preparing the glaze.
  9. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, vanilla and 1 tbsp milk. Add more milk a few drops at a time until the glaze is runny enough to drizzle.
  10. Drizzle over the bars, then refrigerate the bars for at least 2 hours before cutting into squares.
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