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Hawaiian Macadamia-Coconut Squares Recipe

Hawaiian Macadamia-Coconut Squares

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"Instant coffee powder adds intrigue to these rich, chewy bars."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C). Grease a 9 X 13 inch baking pan; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, 1 cup brown sugar, instant coffee powder, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in flour 1/2 cup at a time, blending well after each addition. Spread evenly in prepared pan.
  4. Bake 20 minutes. Cool in pan on rack 15 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl, beat eggs and vanilla with remaining 1 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in coconut and macadamias.
  6. Spread evenly over cooled baked layer. Bake 40 to 50 minutes, or until golden brown and firm to the touch.
  7. Use a knife to loosen cookies around edges while warm. Cool completely in pan on rack. Cut into 48 (about 1 1/2 inch) squares, cutting 6 strips one way and 8 strips the other way. Store in an airtight container at room temperature 1 week; freeze for longer storage.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 20, 2003

I made this for a Hawaiian themed party. I personally don't care for coconut or mac. nuts so I didn't eat any but the folks at the party really liked them. There were only 2 or 3 squares left and the hostess of the party just had to keep them so she could have them for breakfast the next day. The only downfalls of this recipe are the cost - mac. nuts are expensive and though it's easy to make, it's time-consuming.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 10, 2007

I had high hopes for this dessert; what's not to like with these ingredients? Well, they were really sweet and I thought the coffee made everything else taste flat. Sorry, but I won't be making again.

 

14 Ratings

Oct 02, 2007

SO GOOD! The instant coffee granules give it a unique, can't-quite-put-your-finger-on-it taste. YUMMY! I served these at a Luau themed bridal shower and they were a hit.

 
Jun 17, 2003

These bars are easy to make and very good but a little sweeter than I would have liked. I made them for my sister and she just loved them.

 
Apr 04, 2013

This recipe is amazing...and I am a island girl! I tweaked it just a bit. I toasted the coconut cuz I love the buttery flavor of toasted coconut. I also added one egg to the coconut macadamia mixture to tame any oversweet claims in other reviews. The second baking took about 35 minutes. Had a very faint coffee flavor and an overall buttery chewy richness that is addictive. I will be making these for my island ohana over & over. ONO! Many mahalos for sharing!

 
Mar 29, 2010

These were great, except the instant coffee I had was WAY too strong, so much so that I had to start the butter/sugar part over, then I only put a bit in. My husband's college class loved them.

 
Nov 15, 2005

Terrific! Another Hawaiian type recipe that went over beautifully at a party.

 
Apr 14, 2009

nice try but too dry

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 294 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 18.6 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 135 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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