Fantasy Island bars are the tropical version of the famous Magic Cookie Bars, starring Pineapple, Macadamia Nuts, and Coconut. Make sure to save one for yourself because they will be gobbled up quickly.
It was time for me to go to a high school reunion, where talked about all the good things we remember from that time. One of the things I remember is going to one of my classmate’s homes over Easter vacation. 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. Then, it occurred to me that 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 think about the Pacific Islands. The most famous Pacific Island of them all is Fantasy Island!
It’s a Bar – Not the Bar at 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 starred Ricardo Montalbán as Mr. Roarke and Tattoo, played by Hervé Villechaize. Popular film and television personalities guest starred on the show. The show’s premise was that guests would come to the island to live out some kind of fantasy. They were aided by Mr. Roarke, who often warned them of the danger of some fantasies.
The old television show was “rebooted,” and Mr. Roarke was replaced with his niece. Guests still come to get their wishes granted and get into some kind of danger on their own.
Well, there is no danger in these bars unless you eat too many of them!
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- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 4 oz unsalted butter, melted
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1 can
- 1 cup dried pineapple pieces
- 1 cup Macadamia nuts
- 12 oz white chocolate chips, 1 bag
- 1 cup coconut
- Grease an oblong pan (9×11) and preheat the oven to 350 °F.
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs, 4 oz unsalted butterPut the graham crackers into a bowl, and pour the butter over them. Mix them together thoroughly.
- Pour that mixture into the prepared pan. Even it out and press it down with your hands.
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milkPour the condensed milk over the crust.
- 1 cup dried pineapple pieces, 1 cup Macadamia nutsEvenly distribute the pineapple and nuts in one layer.
- 12 oz white chocolate chipsPut the layer of white chocolate chips.
- 1 cup coconutFinally, put the layer of coconut.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the coconut has slightly browned.
- Mmm… Finished Bar
- Remove from the oven, and put on a rack to cool.
- When cool enough to touch, cut all the way through into squares. You can remove them to a serving platter, or refrigerate them at that point.