Coconut-pineapple bars

Yield: 36 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Margarine -- not diet
¾ cup Sugar
1¼ cup All-purpose flour
1¼ pounds Crushed pineapple
1 large Egg
1 tablespoon Margarine
½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
3½ ounce Dried coconut

1. Combine ½ cup softened margarine and ¼ cup sugar in a small bowl. Beat with an electric mixer set on medium speed until mixture is light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour to form a soft dough. 2.

Press dough evenly on bottom and ½ inch up sides of 9 x 9 x 1-¾ inch ungreased pan. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool. 3. Drain pineapple VERY thoroughly.

Spread pineapple over crust. 4. Add rest of sugar to egg; beat until just blended. Add 1 tablespoon melted margarine, vanilla and coconut.

Spread mixture over pineapple. Bake 20 minutes longer, or until top is golden brown. Cool, then cut into 1-½ inch squares.

Yield: about 3 dozen.

Recipe By : Jo Anne Merrill

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