Pineapple-Nut Bars

"This is a great bar cookie that I make for picnics."
photo by Julie H. photo by Julie H.
photo by Julie H.
Ready In:
1 9x13 pan




  • MIX: sugar and butter; ADD eggs, one at a time: beat well after each.
  • ADD: flour; baking soda; salt, mix well.
  • ADD pineapple and nuts.
  • Mix well.
  • Spray 9x13 pan, bake 350°F degrees, 45 minutes or golden brown.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • Cool, cut into bars.

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  1. Just a GREAT Cookie!! Thanks for a sweet treat :-)
  2. My husband requested I make these-it was a recipe from his Granny-and when I searched the internet for details that her handwritten note left out (ie what kind of nuts, was it a two layer bar or all one batter?) I found this recipe with the exact same ingredients, including UNSPECIFIED "nuts"!! I chose pecans but suspect she used Walnuts. I also used a small pan that she used but next time, will definitely try 9x13 pan. The smaller pan made a coffee cake type confection, rather than a bar cookie, still delicious! But the center was a bit al dente (still delicious!). Will definitely make it again.
  3. These bars were good, but even better when frosted with a Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting, which I posted in my review. I found the bars were done when I baked them for exactly 27 minutes. I think if you bake them 45 minutes, (as suggested) they'll burn. Here's my recipe for the Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting: 4 ounces cream cheese, (softened) 2 Tablespoons butter, (softened) 2 Tablespoons of pineapple juice, (that you can use from the 20 ounce can in the bar recipe) 3 cups powdered sugar, and 3-4 Tablespoons of chopped walnuts. Mix the cream cheese, butter, pineapple juice and powdered sugar thoroughly. Frost cooled bars, and sprinkle with the chopped walnuts. P.S. I also added a 1/2 cup chopped walnuts to the bar recipe as well. Beve, with these bars frosted, I give this recipe 5 STARS. Thank you for the recipe Beve!!
  4. I made these to take to dinner at neighbors...neglecting to mention to DH that they were going way...I was getting ready, heard noise in kitchen, I yelled, don't eat the bars, they are for dinner...came out and he'd eaten 3. He's not big on most sweets, asked me to make another batch..he's loving them! They were a bit to "cakey" for me, but flavor is great! Easy to make. DH would give them a 15
  5. Delicious recipe :). Eventhough mine came out more like a cake than cookie bars. I used fresh pineapple, added 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 cup of mixed nuts (walnut, cashew & almond). I also reduced the sugar to 1 cup. I baked it for 30 mins and I didn't add anything else (powdered sugar or the pineapple frosting that recommended by Domestic Goddess). I will definetely make this again, and maybe I will reduce the sugar even more (because it was still kind of too sweet for me). Also next time, I will definetely do it with the frosting aswell. I bet it will taste even better.


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