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Shopping Around The World!

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Time for that monthly bit of fun courtesy of Bacon from PigLove and Fozziemum who just HAPPENS to be visiting Bacon and his family on vacation right now!   Yep – imagine that!

This month’s “assignment” was easy peasy……………ANYTHING GOES!    That’s right – we could pick any recipe for any type of nommy foodable we wanna and just tell the prices of the ingredients, and how to construct our magnificent creations!   What did Mom pick????

PINA COLADA BARS (made in the crockpot!!!!!)

Piña Colada Bars

I know it sounds weird but trust me…………….even I had a lick or two of these after Mom made them and what can I say except WOW.

Here’s the ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray
2 Cups sweetened shredded coconut  ($2.99 for 14 oz.)

1 Cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened ($3.59 for 16 oz.)
2/3 Cup granulated sugar   ($1.89 for 2 lbs.)
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Large egg
2 Cups all-purpose flour
3 ounces cream cheese   ($1.97 for 8 oz.)
1 Can crushed pineapple (20 Ounces)   ($1.17 for 20 oz.)
¼ Cup brown sugar  ($1.99 for 32 oz.)
1 Tablespoon cornstarch

Here’s HOW to do it!

1. Preheat oven 375°F. Line crockpot with foil. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Spread coconut evenly on baking sheet, toast in oven 10 to 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

3. With mixer on medium-high, beat butter, sugar, and salt until well-combined. Beat in egg and vanilla. On low, beat in flour and half of toasted coconut, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Spread dough evenly in your crockpot. Place small chunks of cream cheese over dough.

4. Drain pineapple and press firmly into strainer to remove all excess liquid; transfer to medium bowl.

If using pineapple chunks, drain, chop, then drain again, pressing into strainer to remove excess liquid before adding remaining ingredients.

5. Add brown sugar and cornstarch to pineapple, stir to combine. Spread pineapple mix over dough. Cover; cook LOW 4 to 5 hours or HIGH 3 hours, until edges are crisp golden brown. Remove the crockpot from base and cool on wire rack (or just on top of your stove). Holding edges of foil, lift bars from crockpot. Sprinkle with remaining toasted coconut.   EAT!!!!!

Thanks for hosting this fun SHARE THE YUMMY monthly blog treat Bacon and Fozziemum……………..we get lots of new ideas for food (well, Mom does) and I get leftovers!

SAMSELFIEJAN17-2016

Is it ready yet MOM????

Hugs, Sammy