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Easy Hawaiian Pineapple Squares, simple yet delicious, a treat for everyone.  A shortbread base with a delicious pineapple topping!

Easy Hawaiian Pineapple Squares - Easy Hawaiian Pineapple Squares, simple yet delicious, a treat for everyone.  A shortbread base with a delicious pineapple topping!

Every New Year’s Eve our wonderful neighbours host a themed New Year’s party. This year they went to Hawaii for Christmas, so upon their return they hosted a Hawaii themed party.

So in the spirit of the Hawaii theme, I whipped up a batch of my Easy Hawaiian Pineapple Squares.

Three pineapple squares on a white plate

Pineapple is my all-time favourite fruit. I just love the flavour and the texture. This recipe is so easy to make – it’s essentially shortbread with a pineapple filling drizzled with icing on top.

How to make easy hawaiian pineapple squares

  • Place your ingredients for the crust into a bowl, either with your hands or with a mixer, mix all of your ingredients together until crumbly.
  • Remove 1 cup of the crust mixture and set aside.
  • Gently press the remaining crust into the bottom of your pan evenly and bake for 10 minutes, take out and let cool completely.
Pineapple squares 4 - Easy Hawaiian Pineapple Squares, simple yet delicious, a treat for everyone.  A shortbread base with a delicious pineapple topping!
  • With a handheld or stand mixer with paddle attachment place all of your ingredients for the pineapple filling into your bowl and mix until everything is fully incorporated.
Pineapple squares 7 - Easy Hawaiian Pineapple Squares, simple yet delicious, a treat for everyone.  A shortbread base with a delicious pineapple topping!
  • Pour your pineapple filling onto your crust
Pineapple squares 9 - Easy Hawaiian Pineapple Squares, simple yet delicious, a treat for everyone.  A shortbread base with a delicious pineapple topping!
  • and evenly sprinkle the remaining crust mixture on top of the filling.
  • Bake for 48-50 minutes or until the center doesn’t jiggle anymore.
Pineapple squares 10 - Easy Hawaiian Pineapple Squares, simple yet delicious, a treat for everyone.  A shortbread base with a delicious pineapple topping!
  • In a small bowl combine all of your ingredients for the drizzle mixing thoroughly until smooth, you may need to add more milk to reach the desired texture.
Pineapple squares 12 - Easy Hawaiian Pineapple Squares, simple yet delicious, a treat for everyone.  A shortbread base with a delicious pineapple topping!
  • When your squares are completely cool, drizzle the drizzle with a spoon or fork drizzle the drizzle over the top of your squares.
Single pineapple square on a white plate

And enjoy!

White plate with tower of easy hawiian pineapple squares

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White plate with tower of easy hawiian pineapple squares

Easy Hawaiian Pineapple Squares Recipe

Yield: 36 squares
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Easy Hawaiian Pineapple Squares, simple yet delicious, a treat for everyone.  A shortbread base with a delicious pineapple topping!

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 1 1/2 Cups of All Purpose Flour.
  • 1/2 Cup of Granulated Sugar.
  • 3/4 Cup of Unsalted Butter, Chilled & Cubed.
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt.

For the Pineapple filling

  • 1-20 Ounce Can of Crushed Pineapple, Slightly Drained.
  • 2 Eggs.
  • 1 Cup of Granulated Sugar.
  • 1/2 Cup of Sour Cream.
  • 1/3 Cup of All Purpose Flour.
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt.

For the drizzle

  • 1 Cup of Powdered Sugar.
  • 1/4 Cup of Milk.
  • 1-2 Drops of Coconut Extract (Optional).

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and spray your 9x13 pan with non stick spray.
    2. Place your ingredients for the crust into a bowl, either with your hands or with a mixer, mix all of your ingredients together until crumbly.
    3. Remove 1 cup of the crust mixture and set aside.
    4. Gently press the remaining crust into the bottom of your pan evenly and bake for 10 minutes, take out and let cool completely.
    5. With a handheld or stand mixer with paddle attachment place all of your ingredients for the pineapple filling into your bowl and mix until everything is fully incorporated.
    6. Pour your pineapple filling onto your crust and evenly sprinkle the remaining crust mixture on top of the filling.
    7. Bake for 48-50 minutes or until the center doesn't jiggle anymore.
    8. In a small bowl combine all of your ingredients for the drizzle mixing thoroughly until smooth, you may need to add more milk to reach the desired texture.
    9. When your squares are completely cool, drizzle the drizzle with a spoon or fork drizzle the drizzle over the top of your squares.

Notes

When the crust is all mixed in together, it's going to still feel very fine, it will not be nearly as crumbly as a lot crust mixtures feel like.

You can substitute out the coconut extract with vanilla extract instead.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g

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6 Comments

  1. How do store these bars? In the fridge? Or can you leave them out?

    1. Janice - Salads for Lunch says:

      To store Hawaiian Pineapple Squares, follow these steps:

      Allow them to cool completely: Once the squares are baked, let them cool to room temperature on a wire rack or in the baking dish.

      Cut into squares: If you haven’t already, cut the Hawaiian Pineapple squares into your desired size.

      Use an airtight container: Place the cut squares in an airtight container. You can use a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid or a resealable plastic bag.

      Layer with parchment or wax paper: If you have multiple layers of squares, place a sheet of parchment or wax paper between each layer to prevent sticking.

      Seal the container properly: Ensure that the container is tightly sealed to prevent air from getting in. This will help maintain the freshness of the squares and keep them from becoming stale.

      Refrigeration (optional): If you plan to store them for an extended period or if the weather is particularly warm and humid, you can store the squares in the refrigerator to prolong their shelf life.

      Label and date: If you have multiple types of treats or plan to store them for an extended period, it’s a good idea to label the container with the contents and date of storage. This will help you keep track of their freshness.

      Best consumption timeline: These Hawaiian Pineapple Squares can generally be stored at room temperature for a few days (3-4 days) or refrigerated for up to a week. If you need to store them for longer, you can also freeze them for up to 2-3 months. Freezing might slightly affect their texture, but they should still be delicious.

      It’s always best to use your judgment and rely on your senses to determine if they are still fresh and safe to consume. If you notice any signs of spoilage, such as an off odor, mold, or unusual texture, it’s best to discard them.

  2. Have you made this with fresh pineapple? I was recently given 2 pink pineapples and I want to try these bars. Thanks in advance

    1. Janice - Salads for Lunch says:

      TBH I haven’t, but if I were to I would blend fresh pineapple with a little bit of water before blending the filling ingredients together, then measure the blended pineapple, then make the filling as per the recipe directions.

  3. Deborah Brooks says:

    My kids would love these! We all love pineapple and that drizzle yum 🙂

    1. Janice - Salads for Lunch says:

      Let me know if you try it!