I haven't made these bars since law school, when I made them for my friend Wynn's birthday. He absolutely loves these sweet little treats and still talks about them. I found this recipe somewhere on the internet, and adapted it to suit my tastes. These bars are super simple to make and require just a handful of ingredients. If you're short on time (or just feeling lazy) these are a must do!
COCONUT PINEAPPLE BARS
From Hannah's Kitchen
1 box butter recipe yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained
1 1/3 cups shredded sweetened coconut
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch pan with foil and coat with cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, stir together dry cake mix, butter, and cinnamon until crumbly. Press evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle pineapple mixture over crust. Sprinkle with coconut. Pour sweetened condensed milk over coconut. Top with almonds.
3. Bake 25-27 minutes or until set and almonds are light golden brown. Cool completely before cutting.