Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Macadamia Nut Piña Colada Bars (Not SB friendly)

I came across this recipe at the Betty Crocker Recipe Site (bettycrocker.com). I was going to make and take this desert to a BBQ but was too pressed for time that day. I had family visiting from the states this past week and decided to make them this weekend to give them a try. Everyone loved them and they went really fast. ENJOY!!

(** Note: let the bars cool completely before adding the glaze. We couldn't wait to give them a try so we rushed the cooling time and they didn't come out as pretty as I'm sure they would have. We ate them while warm and gooey and they were still wonderful).

Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:1 hr 55 min
Makes:2 dozen bars

1can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple
1cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2cup butter or margarine, softened
3tablespoons powdered sugar
1cup granulated sugar
3/4cup chopped macadamia nuts
1/2cup flaked coconut
1/4cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2teaspoon baking powder
1/4teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon rum extract

Pineapple Glaze
1/2cup powdered sugar
2to 3 teaspoons reserved pineapple juice
1.Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of square pan, 8x8x2 or 9x9x2 inches, with shortening. Drain pineapple well, reserving 3 teaspoons juice for Pineapple Glaze. In medium bowl, mix 1 cup flour, the butter and 3 tablespoons powdered sugar with spoon until flour is moistened. Press in pan. Bake 10 minutes.
2.In medium bowl, beat eggs with wire whisk until blended. Stir in pineapple and all remaining Bar ingredients. Spread over partially baked crust.
3.Bake bars 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
4.In small bowl, mix all Pineapple Glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over bars. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

Nutrition Information:
1 Serving: Calories 160 (Calories from Fat 70); Total Fat 8g (Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat ncg); Cholesterol 30mg; Sodium 70mg; Total Carbohydrate 20g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars ncg); Protein 2g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 2% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat Carbo

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