Tropical Delight Bar

Tropical Delight Bar created by LUv 2 BaKE

Rich and fruity this three layer bar is sinfully good. A soft cake-like coconut cookie base topped with an apricot and pineapple layer covered with a crumbly coconut crisp topping. Even better using a yellow cake mix makes it easy. (Since the end of RSC on March 20, I have updated the directions a bit to reflect the helpful feedback provided.)

Ready In:
50mins
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directions

  • 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.
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"Rich and fruity this three layer bar is sinfully good. A soft cake-like coconut cookie base topped with an apricot and pineapple layer covered with a crumbly coconut crisp topping. Even better using a yellow cake mix makes it easy. (Since the end of RSC on March 20, I have updated the directions a bit to reflect the helpful feedback provided.)"

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  4. susie cooks
    This was really fun to make. I thought it was very good, a little sweet for me, but everyone else thought it was just right. Definitely, we will make this again. Thanks!
  5. momaphet
    I thought this was Ok but the ladies in my Bible study loved it. For me, when I use a mix it's because I'm in a hurry and with having to cook the fruit (longer than stated) that's not quick. I would have like more coconut flavor too, maybe some coconut extract would be a good addition.
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