Pure Piña Colada Bars are a rich and chewy slice of heaven, bursting with pineapple, coconut–and nutrients!
Spring is in the air. My mind is drifting to thoughts of the beach and yummy little fruity drinks. But with a trip to the ocean nowhere in sight, I decided to make my next recipe as a way to bring the beach to me!
If you like Piña Colada (Bars) . . .
Yeah, sorry. Now you’ve got that Rupert Holmes song stuck in your head. Just trying to set the mood! Both nutritious and delicious, these bars serve up everything that fresh pineapple and coconut have to offer. Let’s explore:
Pineapple has a candy-like sweetness that almost seems too good to be healthy. Au contraire! It offers so much in the vitamin and mineral department. Just one cup serves up over 130 percent of your daily value of vitamin C, along with respectable doses of vitamin B6, magnesium, calcium, iron, and fiber.
And coconut — the list of all of the nutritional and health benefits it has to offer seems to get longer every year. It is an excellent source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine and folates. It also delivers hefty amounts of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron and zinc. Health benefits of coconut include: improving heart health, low glycemic index, reducing hypoglycemic cravings, and supporting digestive health by promoting vitamin and mineral absorption while also providing beneficial dietary fiber. Throw in some plant-based protein and what more could you ask for? Whew! That’s a lot.
Pure Piña Colada Bars
I love these bars for so many reasons. Cue waves splashing in the background, vibrant sunshine warming me to my core, and fruity, tropical goodness. But most of all — because they are a fabulously healthy dessert you will want to (and can!) eat for breakfast.
I highly recommend these bars served with a dollop of my Easy Coconut Whipped Cream! And if you’d like to try some other delicious and healthy fruit bars, check out my Berry Bliss Bars and my Fresh Cranberry Crumb Bars. Enjoy!!