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Pineapple Coconut Chess Bars Recipe

Pineapple Coconut Chess Bars

Course Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pineapple-coconut-chess-bars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling Time 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 30 servings
Calories 178kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 15.25 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup butter melted separately
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 8 oz cans crushed pineapple well drained
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spritz a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside. 
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer orr with an electric hand mixer, beat together the cake, mix, ½ cup (1 stick) melted butter and 1 large egg. Press onto the bottom of the baking dish.
  • In the same mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar. remaining 1 stick of melted butter and vanilla. Add 3 large eggs. Continue to beat for 2 minutes until creamy and fluffy. Mix in the crushed pineapple and flaked coconut by hand. Pour over the crust.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until the center still "jiggles" when gently shaken. Cool in pan on a cooling rack to room temperature before cutting into bars.
  • Store leftovers chilled.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg