Fantasy Island Bars

Fantasy Island Bars

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It’s time for me to go to a high school reunion, where we will sit around and talk about all the good things that we remember for that time. One of the things I remember is going to one of my classmates homes over Easter vacation, and her mother had left a pan of Magic Cookie Bars in the refrigerator. As I was perusing the pantry this morning, I realized I had everything I need to make them.

I took out the stuff that I needed, and then it occurred to me that perhaps instead of making something that everyone might remember, I could make something that everyone will remember from here on out. It occurred to me that I could make some kind of tropical bar, considering I have coconut. Tropical bars led me to thinking about Pacific Islands, and the most famous Pacific Island of them all, Fantasy Island!

Fantasy Island was a television series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company network from 1977 to 1984. It was on at 10:00 pm on Sunday nights right after Love Boat. It stared Ricardo Montalbán as Mr. Roarke, and Tattoo, played by Hervé Villechaize. Popular film and television personalities guest starred on the show. The premise of the show was that guests would come to the island to live out some kind of fantasy, aided by Mr. Roarke who would often warn them of the danger of some fantasies.

Well, there is no danger in these Fantasy Island Bars, unless you eat too many of them!

Recipe: Fantasy Island Bars

Summary: These are a tropical version of the famous Magic Cookie Bars

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  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup dried pineapple pieces
  • 1 cup Macadamia nuts
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coconut


  1. Grease an oblong pan (9×11) and preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Put the graham crackers into a bowl, and pour the butter over them. Mix them together thoroughly.
  3. Pour that mixture into the prepared pan. Even it out and press it down with your hands.
  4. Pour the condensed milk over the crust.
  5. Evenly distribute the pineapple and nuts in one layer.
  6. Put the layer of white chocolate chips.
  7. Finally, put the layer of coconut.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the coconut has slightly browned.
  9. Remove from the oven, and put on a rack to cool.
  10. When cool enough to touch, cut all the way though into squares. You can remove them to a serving platter, or refrigerate them that point.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 12

Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)

Calories: 402

Fat: 26 grams

Protein: 5 grams

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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Recipe by Adrienne Boswell.
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3 Responses to Fantasy Island Bars

  1. Christiano G says:

    I have to tell you that I made these for a recent get together with friends and everyone loved these. I didn’t have any to take home. Thanks for this really good recipe.

  2. Denise says:

    Hi, I wanted to let you know how great these were. I stumbled upon the recipe while looking for something to bring to a pot luck. Everyone loved ’em. Thanks! 🙂

  3. Nancy W. says:

    I made these over the weekend, and my kids gave them a 10!