Flashback Sunday: In the kitchen

I came a cross this post and realized I never shared this recipe I came up with on BCD! I have to admit I impressed myself with this one and seeing as I’m on a clensing diet right now and can’t make these I’m going crazy over here as I am reminded how good these babies are! So do me a favore and make a batch, eat half the pan and email me telling me how good it was! Maybe that will make up for the fact that I can’t indulge myself!

Originally posted 4/21/09

I love to bake! LOVE LOVE LOVE to bake! It’s a creative outlet for me! I love adding something to a recipe to make it feel more like my own creation. Sometimes it works out! Sometimes it flops! I’ve never created a recipe on my own. I don’t necessarily have the skill set to know what to add to make something rise or have a flaky crust. But I was determined to give it a try. I wanted to create a treat that I had enjoyed but kick it up a notch and REALLY be able to call it my own.

This is my take on a White Chocolate chip Macadamia Nut Cookie! I added coconut and crushed Pineapple and bake it in bar form. The hardest part about creating recipes is knowing what measurements are needed. This was a “cross your fingers” and just try attempt!I have to say, I totally love the out come!

Here is the recipe I came up with! I may tweek it in the future to try to make it more dense. At this point it’s half way between a cake or moist brownie and a cookie bar. I think the pineapple really moistens it.

Tropical Bars…

1 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 can of crushed pineapple drained
3 1/2 c. unsifted flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 pkg. white chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped Macadamia nuts
1/2 cup shredded coconut
more coconut to sprinkle on top

In mixer blend butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla.

Drain can of pineapple and add to mixer.

Add in flour and baking soda to wet ingredients.

Add coconut, chopped nuts and white chocolate chips.

Spread onto greased sheet pan and sprinkle coconut on top.

Bake at 375 for 20-25 min ’till golden brown and fork comes out clean in the middle.

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  1. 1

    I love to bake, too!! Thanks for sharing the fantastic recipe! :)

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    Jen Sue Wild says:

    These look yummy!
    BTW what cleanse are you doing?
    I am thinking of doing one but I am a little scared.

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    Nancy's Notes says:

    OH my Becca, my mouth is watering! Those bars look delicious!! Thanks!


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    Rafahi Family says:

    Oh my gosh! Let me please just say that I am about 7 months pregnant and you are killing me with this tempting recipe!!! :-) Here's to me putting on another 10 pounds just from looking at this post. lol

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    Becca @ Blue Cricket Design says:

    Jen Sue Wild…I'm doing it for medical reasons so I have four days to purge before an ultra sounds so I've been limited to fruits and roughage, liquids and jello! Just finished today so I'm back to eating what ever! Thank goodness!

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