Sunday, January 2, 2011

Pineapple Rum Bars with Coconut Frosting

1 pkg. yellow cake mix ($.35 after coupons)
2 eggs, minus 1 yolk ($.15)
1/4 C. unsweetened applesauce ($.20)
1/4 C. pineapple juice ($.15)
1/3 C. brown sugar ($.10)
1/2 tsp. ginger ($.10)
1 tsp. rum extract ($.10)
1/2 C. golden raisins, roughly chopped ($.25)

1 container vanilla frosting ($.25 after coupons)
1 tsp. coconut extract ($.10)
1/2 C. sweetened coconut flake, if desired ($.20)

Preheat oven to 375.
Grease a 13x9" baking dish.

Mix well cake mix, eggs, brown sugar, applesauce, juice, ginger, and rum extract until well combined. Fold in raisins. Spread evenly into bottom on prepared baking dish - mixture will be very thick.

Bake for 24-27 minutes.
Cool completely. Combine vanilla frosting with coconut extract. Frost bars and top with shredded coconut, if desired. Cut and serve.

Yield: 24 bars
Cost: $1.95
Cost per bar: $.08


  1. I love how you have the total costs and yield. I'm going to try to make this either today or tomorrow. Thank you.

  2. Pineapple PrincessOctober 03, 2011

    I'm a pineapple addict, and I love what you're doing with them here. DDDDelish!