Piña Colada Bars

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The summer has been pretty mild here so far in North Carolina. Last summer we were hitting well into the hundreds and the humidity was killer! We have had a lot of rain so far. But back in my hometown of Utah they are hitting record breaking temperatures. One thing that I love about summer is no bake desserts. Having a cool, delicious, and refreshing summer dessert is the best. And these Piña Colada Bars were fantastic!

Pina Colada Bars on a white plate with a cherry on top.I love that you can make a big 9×13 pan of these and they feed a large crowd. But they didn’t last long around here. Feeding 6 guys the pan lasted maybe 5 minutes. They all thought they were amazing!

Pina Colada Bars on a white plate with a cherry on top.They have a delicious vanilla wafer crust. I loved how the center had maraschino cherries and pineapple chunks. It was perfect inside the creamy and delicious cool whip and cream cheese coconut filling! The coconut on top of these bars were the perfect touch and reminded me exactly of a piña colada!

Close up of a bite of pina colada bar with two squares of the bar in the background on a white plate.

Piña Colada Bars

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Delicious no bake piña colada bars that are the perfect summer treat!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 12 Bars

Ingredients
  

  • 60 Vanilla Wafers crushed
  • 4 TBS butter melted
  • 16 oz 2 (8 oz blocks) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup cream of coconut
  • 8 oz Cool Whip thawed
  • 1 can crushed pineapple in juice 8 oz., with the juice drained
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries 10 oz. drained and diced
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine vanilla wafer crumbs and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
  • Beat together in your mixer cream cheese, and cream of coconut until smooth. Fold in the cool whip until combined.
  • Gently fold in pineapple and cherries and spread on top of the graham cracker crust.
  • Top with coconut and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Enjoy!


Nutrition

Serves: 12

Calories471kcal (24%)Carbohydrates53g (18%)Protein5g (10%)Fat28g (43%)Saturated Fat16g (80%)Cholesterol55mg (18%)Sodium316mg (13%)Potassium182mg (5%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar37g (41%)Vitamin A688IU (14%)Vitamin C4mg (5%)Calcium74mg (7%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bar recipes, pina colada, pina colada bars
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Does it have middle cooki crust? It looks like it in the picture & I see someone else asked the same thing.

    1. Just the bottom layer is the cookie crust with vanilla wafers. The rest is the mixture mixed together and added to the top of the crust. Hope that explains it better for you. These are so quick and easy to make.

  2. Can I use graham cracker crumbs to make this crust instead of the wafers? And approx how much would I need to use? Thanks.

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