I’m loving these Hawaiian Pineapple Bars! They are really easy to make and a fun change from the usual bar recipes. The pineapple gives them a perfectly chewy edge with a soft center.
Tenaiya found this recipe on the Lost American Recipes website and sent it to me. It originated in a compilation cookbook by the “Maui Extension Homemakers Council.”
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
20 oz. can crushed pineapple, well drained
1 cup chopped walnuts, optional
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
In a mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and mix well. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking soda.
Add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and mix well. Add the pineapple and optional walnuts and stir until well-combined.
Pour batter into a greased 9 x 11 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let bars cool completely. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container until potluck time!