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Tropical Bars

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  Sifted all purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), packed
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs), packed
  Rum extract 1 Teaspoon
  Sifted all purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Flaked coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cut up maraschino cherries 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Well drained crushed pineapple 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease a 9-inch square cake pan.
Sift 1 cup flour and 1/4 tsp.salt into bowl.
Add 1/4 cup brown sugar and blend lightly.
Add butter and work into dry ingredients first with a fork and then with fingers until mixture is crumbly.
Press firmly into bottom of prepared pan.
Bake 15 minutes.
Remove from oven.
Beat egg thoroughly.
Add 1 cup brown sugar gradually, beating well after each addition.
Beat in rum extract.
Sift 1/2 cup flour, baking powder and 1/4 tsp.salt together into mixture and stir to blend.
Stir in coco-nut, cherries and pineapple.
Spread over hot pastry layer and return to oven.
Bake about 35 minutes or until well browned.
Cool in pan and cut in bars.

Recipe Summary

Fruit Dessert

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2805 Calories from Fat 922

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 107 g165.3%

Saturated Fat 79.4 g397%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 332.4 mg110.8%

Sodium 796.6 mg33.2%

Total Carbohydrates 449 g149.6%

Dietary Fiber 21.6 g86.3%

Sugars 289.2 g

Protein 32 g64.8%

Vitamin A 34.1% Vitamin C 11.1%

Calcium 31.7% Iron 73.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Tropical Bars Recipe