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Don't give a recipe a bad review when you jack it up with your own substitutions!!! I have made this several times as written and they turn out great with requests for the recipe ...
I made a few changes. Drained crushed pineapple ( I put in the big can of crushed pineapple ) & baked it in a 13 x 9. It came out really good...dense and moist. You might want to serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Yum. AND I doubled the batch. The picture looks good right? That is the 1st photo I have submitted.
I tripled this recipe for a dessert for a Jamaican party. I used 2 -20 oz cans of drained crushed pineapple. I baked it in a very large sheet cake pan. I saved some of the pineapple juice and mixed it with powdered sugar and piped it over the bars like a strudel effect. There were only crumbs left. I agree that vanilla ice cream would be wonderful with the bars, and macadamia nuts might be good in them as well.
I rated this four stars only because I made a few changes: I doubled the recipe and used 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2 cup butter; I used vanilla-NOT rum-and with the absence of coconut, used oats. The pineapple was in chunks, so I chopped them smaller to make 2 cups (Resembling more of pineapple bits). Since I made a 9x13” pan, it had to bake 30-50 minutes. It was very moist, very pine-apply (I used Dole), and very yummy! Everyone loved it!
I didn't like this recipe.
I made this dish for a graduation party and it was a rave! People loved the light, refreshing taste on a warm summer day. I would certainly top it with vanilla bean ice cream next time I serve it in a smaller setting.
really good. I added extra pineapple to make them even chewier.
It was way too sweet for us. But I used coconut oil and it worked good, just need to reduce the sugar in the recipe next time.
I used fresh pineapple and it was a disaster. Too wet to get out of the pan. So heavy. One fork full was eaten.
Very good and I will no doubt make this again...I served it with vanilla ice cream, rum sauce, and chopped nuts...next time I will add nuts to the cake batter...macadamia or pecans...Mmmmmm
I made this because I happened to have some crushed pineapple left over from another recipe. I really liked this! It is more of a cake than what I would consider a bar. I added a little more coconut, a little more pineapple, and added 1 cup of flour rather than 3/4 c. I would make this again if I happened to have the ingredients on hand.
This was good, but left out the coconut and put in walnuts, after I took it out of the oven I drizzled some icing on top that i made with powdered sugar, milk and vanilla it was almost like an upside down pineapple cake
Delicious! I didn't have shortening so used butter which seemed fine. As well, I cut the brown sugar in half for the batter and later sprinkled a handful of it on top before baking. Yum! I also used about a cup and a half of pineapple and a half a cup of the juice. Then used 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of flaked coconut to help thicken the batter because of the extra fluid. I substituted vanilla extract for the rum. Lol it sounds like I didn't follow the recipe at all but I think the essence of it was retained. Will definitely keep making.
Top the warm bar with vanilla ice cream and it makes it all the better.
I made these in mini cup cake pans. I didn't have shortening so I used butter instead. Also had 20 oz can of crushed pineapple & used the entire can (squeeze juice out really good).
very bland...you couldn't really taste the pineapple, and the coconut didn't really stand out either. next time i make this, i will add a little more sugar, as well as coconut...
I'm attending a tropical-themed party and decided to try this recipe as a take-along. Very disappointed in the texture and the overall flavor. Would not make again.
Tasted good, but way too greasy! I won't make this again.
I made this for a Luau party and it was a big hit. I did not change anything. I thought they didn't look very appealing because they were hard to cut cleanly because of the coconut and moistness. They didn't look horrible but not as presentable as I like my dishes. Looks aside, everyone said "those are really yummy" after the 1st bite and there were none left.
Doubled the recipe in a 10x14 pan. True it doesn't cut beautifully for presentation but tastes delicious.
Great basic recipe. I made substitutions based on what I had on hand and reading reviews. Here goes: melted coconut oil instead of shortening; Truvia brown sugar; 15-oz can of crushed pineapple, drained; and half the amount of coconut plus half oats (because the coconut oil imparts a whole lot of coconut flavor). I will make this again!
Just okay. Nothing special. Won't do again.
I tweaked the recipe for cookies and it worked great. Everybody loved them.