These attractive butter and nut based bars are rich with the island flavors of coconut and tropical fruit.
20 min.prep time
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup almonds, cashews and/or macadamia nuts, finely chopped
2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (6-ounce) package dried tropical fruit mix, large pieces chopped, if necessary*
Tropical fruits, once hard for consumers to find, are now exported in abundance to the United States. Typical tropical fruit varieties include mangoes, papayas, bananas, coconut and pineapple. Because these are fruits that dry well, their exotic flavors are intensified in their dried form, perfect for cookie baking!