Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a tropical twist on one of my favorite bar cookies.***ADOPTED***

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup butter
  • 2 cups vanilla wafers, Crushed
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup salted macadamia nut, Chopped
  • 14 cup dried pineapple, diced
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 3 teaspoons rum flavoring
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Eagle Brand Condensed Milk or 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk


  1. Melt butter in a 13 x 9 inch oblong baking pan.
  2. Sprinkle the crumbs evenly over the butter to form the crust.
  3. Evenly distribute in the order listed, the next ingredients (except for the milk), over the crust.
  4. Remove the entire top of the can of condensed milk, and gently stir in the rum flavoring.
  5. Drizzle the milk over the top of the last layer (coconut).
  6. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  7. Cool before cutting into squares.


Most Helpful

YUM! I had been wanting to use up some coconut I'd had, and happened to have some dried pineapple, dried mango, and macadamia nuts on hand so this was PERFECT! I used regular graham cracker crumbs like traditional Hello Dollies (no vanilla wafers), and also did half semisweet and half white chocolate chips. Also, my macadamia nuts weren't salted but I didn't miss it, and who needs the extra sodium??? This was a great combination and has inspired me to think of other I'm doing Really, you could use any fruit/nut combination--maybe I'll try pistachios/dried cranberries/dark chocolate! Thanks so much for sharing this one!!

Elle Woods Can Cook! May 05, 2008

I actually didn't use this one recipe,,,but it's the same one I've had for years and my kids always loved it! The only thing I've done differently was several times I used graham crackers when I didn't have vanilla wafers on hand. These go well at "bring a dish" luncheons, parties of all kinds, or just a special treat for family at home. I haven't tried them with peanut butter chips, but it sounds really good. If you've not made these...try them,,they're really good!! kitty

peppermintkitty February 11, 2005

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