Coconut Pineapple Clusters

These tropical Coconut Pineapple Clusters mix baking essentials with chocolate and lemon for a sweet taste you’ll love, in just 30 minutes!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings SERVES 36
Ready in TOTAL TIME 30 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings
SERVES 36
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1 pkg (14 oz) flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

  • Try this recipe for Coconut Pineapple Clusters and enjoy a tropical, sweet mix of coconut, pineapple, creamy rice and delectable chocolate chips.

    Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

    Step 2

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Allow to cool.

    Step 3

  • Combine rice with coconut, condensed milk, crushed pineapple, chocolate chips, flour, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla extract, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir together to mix well.

    Step 4

  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

    Step 5

  • Cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes. Then, remove cookies to wire racks and allow to cool completely.

    Recipe Tips
    If you have one, use an ice cream scoop to portion out cookies. They’ll be more evenly-sized and will have a a more uniform shape.

 

Coconut, Pineapple & Chocolate Bliss

Want a fast and tasty coconut treat in minutes? You’ve come to the right place! These chocolatey coconut morsels are easy to whip up and a delicious way to break up a busy day. Set 30 minutes aside and make a batch of these delicious bites today. Just be warned — once you make these, you’ll be hooked for life!

The most important steps to this recipe include preheating the oven and getting together your mise en place. In French, this stands for “everything in its place” and means that you should have everything measured out and ready to go before you start your recipe. With a plan and the right ingredients, this recipe is as easy as pie.

With shredded coconut, one and a half cups of our Minute® Instant White Rice and sweetened condensed milk, these clusters are heavenly mouthfuls of creamy coconut bliss. The addition of lemon zest, pineapple chunks and vanilla extract add a delightful aroma and extra layers of flavor.

With a hefty dose of semi-sweet chocolate chips, this recipe is also for the chocoholics out there. If you can, try to save some chocolate chips for your next dessert; Peanut Butter and Honey Rice with chocolate.