Piña Colada Bars Easy Dessert
your ticket to a mental tropical paradise
I’ve been doing a lot of day dreaming about our cruise a few months ago. It’s hard to believe that was over 3 months ago already.— I believe I owe you another post about the islands we visited. I promise I’ll try to share those pictures soon. But, for now I can’t stop thinking about the piña coladas we drank from a pineapple on the cruise ship. So I thought maybe these Piña Colada Bars would take us back…..a mental tropical vacation, if you will.
Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and these Piña Colada Bars would be the perfect way to celebrate!
These piña colada bars start off as a lemon bar because I knew the texture I was going for was a creamy, flavorful filling. The shortbread crust is sturdy and buttery all at the same time. Add a little rum flavoring, fold in some pineapple and coconut and your in the tropics!
After baking the squares, you must let them cool completely and then chill in the refrigerator. What torture that is!! – three hours until you can dig in! But trust me, they are worth the wait!
To make them even more fun, I topped the piña colada bars with a maraschino cherry, just like the cocktail. These bars are a tropical dream…..if you like piña coladas, you must try this dessert.
More Pina Colada Recipes you might enjoy:
Pina Colada Fluff recipe at Mom on Time Out
Perfect Piña Colada Recipe at Dine and Dish
Pina Colada Dump Cake recipe at Snappy Gourmet
Piña Colada Smoothies recipe at Foodie with Family
Teriyaki Pina Colada Burger recipe at Oh Sweet Basil
Pina Colada Cake recipe from Glorious Treats on TidyMom
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