Toasted Piña Colada Fruit Bars

Course: Snacks/Dessert
Cuisine: American Fusion
Servings: 6 bars
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
Toasted Piña Colada Fruit Bars ~ Pineapple fruit bars sprinkled with toasted flake coconut and fresh lime zest for a tangy twist on the classic flavor duo.
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Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (6 bars) Pineapple Outshine Fruit Bars
  • 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 lime; zest only
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Place the flaked coconut on a parchment lined pan in a single layer.
  3. Toast for 2-3 minutes, stir and continue to toast for another 1-2 minutes or until golden; watching constantly so it doesn't burn.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool 10 minutes or so.
  5. Zest the lime, taking care to not get to the pith.
  6. Remove the packaging from the fruit bars and place on platter.
  7. Using a pastry brush (or your fingers), moisten each fruit bar with water.
  8. Sprinkle the toasted coconut and fresh lime zest.
  9. Place in the freezer for at least 5 minutes.
  10. Remove and do the reverse side, return to the freezer for at least 10 minutes.
  11. Serve and enjoy.