Pineapple Cheesecake Dessert Bars Recipe

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Amy Butler Modified: March 25, 2022
Pineapple Cheesecake Dessert Bars Recipe

How To Make Pineapple Cheesecake Dessert Bars

Delicious tropical flavors all come together effortlessly in these dessert bars. Pineapple, coconut, and macadamias are layered with cream cheese.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1⅓cupsall purpose flour,bleached
  • ¼cupgranulated sugar
  • ½cupunsalted butter,softened
  • 8ozcream cheese,room temperature
  • 1cuppowdered sugar
  • 1large egg
  • ¼cupgranulated sugar
  • 1cuppineapple,crushed, undrained
  • ½tsppure vanilla extract
  • ½cupwhite chocolate chips,divided
  • ½cupmacadamia nuts,chopped,divided
  • ½cupcoconut flakes
  • toasted coconut,optional for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13-inch pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and lightly spray with cooking spray.

  2. Combine flour, ¼ cup sugar, and butter until crumbly. Press into the bottom of the 9×13 pan until it is about ⅛ inch thick. Bake the crust for 10 to 15 minutes or until edges are lightly golden brown.

  3. Mix cream cheese and 1 cup powdered sugar until frosting consistency. Add egg, ¼ cup sugar, crushed pineapple, coconut, and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly. Fold in ¼ cup white chocolate chips, and ¼ cup macadamia nuts.

  4. Pour the batter on top of the crust and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until set and edges are lightly brown.

  5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with ¼ cup white chocolate chips and ¼ cup macadamia nuts.

  6. Garnish with toasted coconut if desired. Let bars cool for an hour before cutting and store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 276.85kcal
  • Fat: 17.61g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.55g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.86g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.66g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.01g
  • Fiber: 1.23g
  • Sugar: 18.63g
  • Protein: 3.25g
  • Cholesterol: 43.58mg
  • Sodium: 63.46mg
  • Calcium: 35.22mg
  • Potassium: 93.46mg
  • Iron: 0.89mg
  • Vitamin A: 106.19µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.05mg
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