Notes in the Margin:
Typically when the word "tropical" is used in the name of a recipe, it almost always means there is coconut and/or pineapple is in it.
More Tropical Treats
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
Yield: 60 bars
- 2-1/4 cups biscuit mix, divided
- 1-1/4 cups powdered sugar, divided
- 1/4 cup butter, cold
- 2-1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup coconut
- 6 eggs
- zest and juice from 1 orange (about the size of a softball)
- 1/4 cup (plus or minus) orange juice
With wire whisk mix together remaining biscuit mix and granulated sugar. Mix in eggs and 6 tablespoons of orange juice. Stir in orange zest and coconut. Pour over crust. Bake for 25 minutes.
While Tropical Bars are in the oven, stir remaining powdered sugar and orange juice together until smooth. Use a pastry brush and paint glaze over Tropical Bars.
Once Tropical Bars are cool, cut into 60 (10x6) or 70 (10x7) bars. Store in airtight container with waxed paper in between layers.