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Hawaiian Joy Bars

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Makes

2 dozen

With the hint of rum plus the nuts and coconut, these bars are like a trip to the islands. I served them to my family and at my work and church, and I always hear murmurs of appreciation. —Jennifer Neckermann, Wentzville, Missouri
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup rum
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips
  • 1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1-1/2 cups macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 1 ounce white candy coating, melted

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, stir the butter, brown sugar, eggs, rum and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture. Stir in 2 cups chocolate chips, white chips, coconut and nuts.
  2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a microwave, melt shortening with remaining chocolate chips; drizzle over bars. Drizzle candy coating over bars. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 429 calories, 25g fat (13g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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