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Pineapple Coconut Squares Recipe

Pineapple Coconut Squares Recipe

"I don't remember where I got this recipe, but I'm glad I have it," says field editor Elaine Anderson from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flaked coconut


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar. Beat in egg. Combine flour and baking powder; stir into egg mixture. Press into a 9-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spread pineapple over crust; set aside.
  • 2. For topping, in a small bowl, beat butter and sugar until blended. Beat in eggs. Stir in coconut. Spread over pineapple. Bake at 325° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack before cutting. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 192 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 79mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Pineapple Coconut Squares

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irenna User ID: 6164313 248844
Reviewed May. 30, 2016

"no ajustment need, everyone was so delight on very tasty this square,"

safetysu User ID: 7162679 83977
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2013

"Too many calories per serving"

cleaninglady2 User ID: 2230017 59333
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2012

"The top of these bars completely crumbled and came off when cutting. They are very tasty, but they don't resemble the picture. The picture looks like coconut was sprinkled on top after they came out of the oven."

Ldilley User ID: 5423697 204742
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2011

"doubled this and it turned out great. i would make it again."

craftymommajess User ID: 5744610 59332
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"Very yummy!!"

sNic23 User ID: 3866519 121932
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2010

"Quick and easy to make. We cut the sugar for the topping in half and had no trouble with the squares holding together. After baking we dusted the top lightly with cinnamon, which made a big difference in our overall satisfaction with this dessert."

SKTerpstra User ID: 4231446 40625
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"This topping and base does not hold together. To correct the topping, try folding the pineapple into the coconut topping. Double the butter in the shortbread base to prevent crumbling. Also, my family & I found the amount of coconut overwhelming - cut back to 1/2 cup. With these alterations, it might be worth making again."

lsanders31 User ID: 4454276 35637
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"This was most peculiar...It doesn't hold itself together very well (tends to crumble)."

rudylenak User ID: 3071215 59330
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2010

"this was very GOOD"

kgoerl User ID: 625042 83124
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2010

"It was quick and easy. My family, who usually does not like anything that is not chocolate - loved this."

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