Pineapple Nut Bars Recipe

Pineapple Nut Bars

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1-8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1-8 oz. can crushed pineapple, well drained
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts or almonds
1 tablespoon margarine or butter melted

1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 to 4 teaspoons milk
1/4 teaspoon run extract

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In medium bowl, combine flour and 1/2 cup sugar. With pastry blender or fork, cut in 1/2 cup margarine until crumbly. Press in bottom of ungreased 9-inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees for ten minutes.

In small bowl, combine cream cheese, 2 tablespoons milk, vanilla and egg; beat until smooth. Stir in pineapple. Spread over partially baked base. In small bowl combine coconut, nuts and 1 tablespoon melted margarine; sprinkle evenly over pineapple mixture. Return to oven and bake 18 to 20 minutes or until coconut is golden brown and filling appears set. Cool completely. In small bowl, combine all glaze ingredients. Drizzle over bars. Refrigerate until serving time. 36 bars.