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Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Lush

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword hawaiian-pineapple-coconut-lush
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chill time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 50 minutes
Servings 16 pieces
Calories 424kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 ¾ cup vanilla wafer crumbs
  • ½ cup macadamia nuts roughly chopped
  • cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup sweetened flaked coconut divided
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 2 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 8 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 16 oz frozen whipped topping thawed, divided
  • 2 3.4 oz boxes instant coconut pudding mix
  • 4 cups whole milk or half & half
  • 16 maraschino cherries with stems


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spray the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl toss together the vanilla wafer crumbs, macadamia nuts, white chocolate chips, ¼ cup flaked coconut and melted butter.
  • Press firmly onto the bottom of the baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden and set. Cool completely.
  • Increase the oven temperature to broil. Spread the remaining coconut on a baking sheet. Toast for 4-5 minutes stirring periodically. Do not walk away. Cool completely.
  • To assemble: In a medium size mixing bowl using an electric mixer, whip together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth, Mix-in the crushed pineapple and ⅓ of the whipped topping by hand. Spread over the cooled crust.
  • In the same bowl, whip together the pudding mix and milk until thickened but pourable. Pour evenly over the pineapple layer.
  • Frost the top with the remaining whipped topping. Garnish with toasted coconut and maraschino cherries.
  • Chill for 4 hours to set before cutting into pieces. Store leftovers chilled.


To decorate the top as pictured additional whipped cream will be needed.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg