Peanutty Piña Colada Bars

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 18 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 32 bars

Description

Peanutty Piña Colada Bars combine the flavor of pineapple and coconut with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels in a twist on the traditional recipe. Jennifer Sweigert of Lynn Haven, FL created this wonderful bar cookie.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  • 1/3 cup piña colada-flavored yogurt
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

COMBINE peanut butter and butter in large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until melted and combined. Remove from heat. Stir in granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, coconut extract and vanilla extract until combined. Stir in flour. Spread in prepared pan.

BAKE for 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

MELT morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.

STIR in yogurt. Spread over cooled bars. Sprinkle with toasted coconut. Let stand until topping is cooled. Cut into bars. Cover; store in refrigerator.

NOTE: To toast coconut, spread coconut in single layer in shallow baking pan. Bake in a 350° F. oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until light brown, watching carefully and stirring 2 to 3 times to prevent burning.

Peanutty Pina Colada Bars

by B. Bernice , WATERTOWN, SD on Feb. 2006

These bars were out of this world. The taste of coconut and peanut butter was excellent. Will make it lots more. The family loved it.

OH My GOODNESS

by I. IRMA , CAMERON PARK, CA on Dec. 2005

These were wonderful! We could not stay away from them. All my guest wanted the recipe. You may be getting lots of hits the next few days. Way to go Nestle!

Very rich - very good

by M. Mary , RIVERSIDE, CA on Sep. 2005

These bars were extremely easy to make and turned out great. They are very rich so cut the bars into small squares. I toasted 1 cup of coconut to sprinkle on the top and next time may use even more as my family loves coconut.

Peanutty Pina Colada Bars

by H. Hazel , LEBANON, MO on Sep. 2005

I had the Chocolate-Studded Dream Cookie as our #1 favorite cookie recipe. Then I tried the Peanutty Pina Colada Bar recipe and now it takes the #1 spot as our favorite Cookie/Bar. Forget the calories! This is the best yet! Made them yesterday for our grand-daughter home from the Katrina storm. She asked for the recipe!

Beginner

by K. KARI , Muskegon, MI on Aug. 2005

Wow!!! What a great recipe. I am making this my routine family dish to pass. The ingredients and simple and the recipe is easy to whip together. I highly recommend this recipe to anyone.

very rich and creamy

by A. ANDREA , FAIRFIELD, OH on Aug. 2005

When I saw this recipe, I thought what a strange combination of ingredients, but I needed something different for a party. These are very rich and delicious, they are addicting, one will most definitely lead to another and another and another.

Yummy Summer Treat

by C. Carol , Cincinnati, OH on Aug. 2005

No bake goodies are always welcome in summer heat. I toasted the coconut in my toaster oven so these were a delight to make and eat.

Overpoweringly Sweet

by M. MARY , COVINGTON, VA on Aug. 2005

This recipe has a good intention, and indeed, it was very easy to make. I believe the sweetness overpowered the individual tastes in the cookie bar. I would use either less chips, or substitute semi-sweet chocolate. The crust will be the basis for many cookie bars.

Peanutty Pina Colada Bars

by C. Carla , Spring Grove, PA on Aug. 2005

Super easy to make! Everyone loved them, even my mother who does not like yogurt. I will definitely make these again and again!

peanutty pna colada bars

by S. Susan , YONKERS, NY on Aug. 2005

What different treat for my family to enjoy. They are so good.