Pineapple Coconut Squares

3 eggs, beaten
2 cups sweetened, flaked coconut
1 cup flour
1 cup crushed pineapple in juice, drained
1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 tablespoon sugar
3 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350. Grease or spray one 8 inch square pan. In a medium bowl, combine the softened butter, flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and half of the beaten eggs until it forms a thick dough. Spray or grease a spatula to spread the dough evenly along the bottom of the prepared pan. The dough will be extremely sticky. In another medium bowl, mix together the remaining eggs, melted butter, pineapple and coconut. Mix until combined. Pour evenly over raw dough and bake 30-35 minutes or until set and slightly browned. Allow to cool thoroughly before slicing.

My thoughts:
These bar cookies are so retro and sunny tasting I almost expect Marcia Brady to walk in at any moment. They are super simple to make and the combo of pineapple and coconut is classic. They are also surprisingly low fat.


  1. They are definetely a bit of sunshine on a dish 🙂

  2. Lovely! Must try this soon!

  3. The directions say to mix butter, salt,SUGAR…but how much sugar in the dough? I’d like to make this recipe.

  4. I want to make them right NOW!!!

  5. Jean: sorry about that! It’s fixed now.

  6. Hey, Rachel. 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog. Those coconut pineapple squares look delish. I will try playing around with the logo some more to see what I come up with. Stop by again soon!

  7. My all-time favorite! Yum!

  8. Woah! This sounds so delicious. I’m definitely making this, maybe this weekend. I can almost taste it.

  9. Just wanted to say that I did manage to make these over the weekend, and they were delicious! Thanks so much for the inspiring recipes.

  10. a remarkable dessert! bravo, and thank you for making our weekend so much sweeter.

  11. It’s in the oven as I type, but I think I goofed. I used three tsp SODA rather than POWDER – I was reading the paragraph rather than the list… Which should it be? Whichever, we’ll eat them very happily and next I’ll make coconut lime macaroons.