Recipe: Tasty Hawaiian Coconut Pineapple Cheesecake Bars

Hawaiian Coconut Pineapple Cheesecake Bars.

You can make Hawaiian Coconut Pineapple Cheesecake Bars using 15 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you make it.

Ingredients of Hawaiian Coconut Pineapple Cheesecake Bars

  1. You need of Shortbread Crust.
  2. You need 2 cups of flour.
  3. Prepare 1 cup of granulated sugar.
  4. You need 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  5. It’s 1 cup of unsalted butter at room temperature.
  6. Prepare of Pineapple Cheesecake Filling.
  7. It’s 16 ounces of cream cheese at room temperature.
  8. Prepare 1/4 cup of granulated sugar.
  9. Prepare 2 of eggs.
  10. It’s 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.
  11. It’s 1/2 teaspoon of coconut extract.
  12. You need 16 ounces of crushed pineapple well drained.
  13. Prepare of Coconut Topping.
  14. Prepare 2 cups of shredded sweetened coconut.
  15. You need 2 tablespoons of butter, melted.

Hawaiian Coconut Pineapple Cheesecake Bars step by step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F..
  2. Line a 9×13 with tinfoil allowing excess tinfoil to drape over pan lengthwise. Spray lightly with baking spray. This will allow you to remove the bars after baking for easier cutting..
  3. Combine the flour, granulated sugar, salt and butter until well combined and crumbly. (I used a small food processor and did it in two batches). Press the mixture into a 9 X 13 pan. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until starting to turn golden. Remove and let cool slightly while prepping the other layers..
  4. Beat the cream cheese until smooth, then add in the granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla and coconut extracts. Stir in the drained pineapple. Spread over the baked crust..
  5. Combine the coconut and the melted butter. Sprinkle over the pineapple layer filling and lightly tamp down..
  6. Cover the pan with tinfoil..
  7. Return to the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the tinfoil and bake another 15-20 minutes until the coconut is lightly browned..
  8. Cool to room temperature Refrigerate overnight. Remove from pan. Cut into bars and serve..

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