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Macadamia Nut Pina Colada Bars*

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 1 hr 55 min

1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3 Tbsp powdered sugar
2 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp rum extract

Pineapple Glaze
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tsp reserved pineapple juice

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of square pan, 8x8x2 or 9x9x2 inches, with shortening. Drain pineapple well, reserving 3 teaspoons juice for Pineapple Glaze. In medium bowl, mix 1 cup flour, the butter and 3 tablespoons powdered sugar with spoon until flour is moistened. Press in pan. Bake 10 minutes.

In medium bowl, beat eggs with wire whisk until blended. Stir in pineapple and all remaining Bar ingredients. Spread over partially baked crust.

Bake bars 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

In small bowl, mix all Pineapple Glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over bars. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

Makes 2 dozen bars. Per Serving: Calories 160 (Calories from Fat 70); Total Fat 8g (Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat ncg); Cholesterol 30mg; Sodium 70mg; Total Carbohydrate 20g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars ncg); Protein 2g