Tropical Delight Bar

Recipe by justcallmetoni
READY IN: 50mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare a 9 by 13 inch pan with cooking spray.
  • To prepare the middle fruit layer: Place apricots, orange juice and zest, and brown sugar into a small saucepan over low-medium heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the crushed pineapple and cook an additional 5 minutes until somewhat thickened. Make sure you have a small amount of liquid left as it keeps the fruit layer moist. Using an immersion blender, chopper or food processor blend into a puree. Remove from stove top and allow to cool while you prepare the base layer.
  • To prepare the bottom layer: Pour cake mix into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add eggs and coconut milk and mix by hand. The batter will be quite sticky.
  • Reserve one cup of the batter for the topping and spread the rest evenly into the bottom of the baking pan.
  • Next, spread the fruit puree (middle layer) onto the cookie base.
  • To prepare the top layer: Take the batter reserved in making the base and combine with oatmeal, coconut, sugar, cinnamon and ginger. The mixture will resemble a sticky version of a fruit crisp topping. Using.
  • a fork to break off bits and place crumbles on top of the fruit layer covering the entire pan.
  • Bake bars for 30 minutes.
  • Let cool for 30 minutes to an hour. Cut and serve.