When you think of Hawaiian desserts, your mind probably goes to some really sinful treats.
I know I do!
But I’m here to tell you that there are plenty of delicious things out there.
Hawaii is home to many amazing creations, but haupia (Hawaiian pie) is at the top of the list.
There are quite a few versions of it out there, but the one I’m going to share with you today is the original recipe from Hawaii.
There are other delicious variations, of course, and different ways to make it.
The one I’m sharing today is the version that’s most widely known.
Hawaiians often use macadamia nuts in their recipe, but if you have them on hand, feel free to use them!
This is a super easy way to add some healthy fats to your desserts without overpowering them.
I hope you love these haupia pies as much as I do!
1. Haupia Pie With Macadamia Crust
Haupia is the Hawaiian desserts traditional for the Easter season.
And because this pie contains macadamia nuts, it’s also a great filling for Christmas dessert ideas.
This sweet and creamy pie is filled with a light, fluffy and mildly tart custard.
It’s topped with a crunchy macadamia nut crust and garnished with colorful cherry juice.
The combination of fruit and nuttiness gives this dessert its unique flavor.
It’s not too sweet or too bitter, making it perfect for everyone to enjoy.
2. Sand Cups
Cookie sandwiches with cups?
I love them!
For this recipe, you’ll make a quick mini-muffin for your sandwich.
Then, you top it with chocolate chips and cream cheese.
Serve these as an appetizer or dessert, and watch them disappear in no time.
3. Hawaiian Butter Mochi
I’ve always been a fan of mochi, and I couldn’t resist making this Hawaiian version.
The dough is made with flour, sugar, butter, and water.
After that is rolled out into a thin sheet and baked on the stove top until it becomes golden brown.
This recipe also calls for coconut milk to be added to the mix.
It contributes richness and moisture to this sweet treat.
Once you have a nice thick cake topped with mochi balls and drizzled with syrup (or caramel), you’re practically there!
This dessert isn’t only pretty simple but tasty too!
4. Hawaiian Cheesecake Bars
This recipe uses a boxed cake mix for the base, so all you have to do is cut and bake.
You’ll make the filling with cream cheese, buttermilk, sugar, vanilla extract, and spices.
While that’s curdling in the microwave, prepare the topping by whisking together powdered sugar, flour, butter and oil.
Pour this over your cooled cheesecake mixture until it sticks to the sides of the dish.
After baking for around 15 minutes in a preheated oven (with a hot plate), these bars will be perfectly golden brown on top (and still moist inside).
5. Tropical Magic Bars
Tropical magic bars are a sweet treat that’s perfect for the kids at your party.
Plus, they’re fun to change up and make different flavors.
You can make these with regular cake mix or even store-bought pudding cups if you want something more of a cookie-like consistency.
If you add some chopped nuts, it makes them a bit healthier than the chocolate ones.
But either way, they are going to be a hit!
6. Hawaiian Dream Bars
If you love the Hawaiian flavors of these bars, it’s time to make them for yourself.
These iced bars are packed with tropical goodness and are ideal if you want something sweet but not too heavy.
And they look super cute when stacked up on top of each other!
The best part is that the recipe doesn’t call for any baking involved.
Instead, all it takes is grating and folding.
7. Hawaiian Style Malasadas
If you’re a fan of the popular Portuguese pastries, you’ll already know that they have a lot in common.
Malasadas are basically small cakes filled with sweetened condensed milk, sugar, and butter.
They’re eaten as snacks or used to decorate meals.
The most famous Malasadas are made using a Hawaiian-style dough (malo) and filled with coconut flakes and strawberry jam.
While these recipes use different fillings, the result is always delicious.
I can think of no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than eating this!
8. Pina Colada Cheesecake Mousse
If you’re looking for a little something extra to finish of your post-bar munchy, this cheesecake mousse is perfect.
It features layers of coconut creme, pineapple juice, and crushed nuts.
It’s then blended into the creamy texture and flavoring of the cheesecake mousse.
I love that it has a bit of tang from the coconut cream cheese layer and some sweetness from the pineapple juice.
This dessert is an elegant treat with a tropical beach feel!
9. Pineapple Dole Whip
This pineapple Dole Whip is sure to be a crowd-favorite.
It’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day.
Pineapple juice and pineapple chunks are blended together until smooth.
Then, it’s gently chilled in ice cube trays for easier blending.
All you have left to do is mix with your favorite tropical flavors!
10. Pineapple Ice Cream
This pineapple ice cream is a must-try if you’re looking for something tropical and sweet.
The base of this recipe is coconut milk, sugar, and lime zest.
Plus, there are chunks of crushed pineapple in the mix for a sweet and tropical flavor.
It takes about 5 minutes to whip up, but freezing it takes longer.
Serve it with homemade graham crackers or use all natural cookie cups to make fun cupcakes!
11. Pineapple Coconut Poke Cake
This dessert is the perfect combination of sweet, refreshing, and delicious.
The pineapple flavor pairs so well with the coconut cake, creating a wonderfully tropical treat.
The best part about this cake is that it’s made at home; you don’t need to stress about baking from scratch.
All you have to do is mix and bake!
If you need an easy way to make your next birthday party special, this poke cake will definitely be on your list.
12. Hawaiian Earthquake Cake
Top that lava cake with a coconut layer, and you’ll have the perfect Hawaiian farewell cake.
You’ll need to make the frosting from scratch, but it only takes 30 minutes.
As for the cake itself, you can use store-bought or homemade whipped topping for this one (don’t forget the pineapple in there!).
This is very simple, but has such a cool texture.
So try it out next time you want to blow someone away!
13. Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad
The Hawaiian cheesecake salad is the perfect way to cool off during a long, hot day.
It’s sweet and tangy with a slight kick from pineapple and coconut.
This no-bake dessert features layers of graham cracker crust, pineapple-mango salsa, and cream cheese.
The freshness of the toppings works really well together.
Serve this on its own or over your favorite salad for an awesome summer meal!
14. Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Lush
Hawaiian pineapples are a sweet, tropical treat with a beautiful bright color.
This recipe uses the fruits to create a vibrant dessert that’s sure to please.
Coconut cream is blended with pineapple juice and pureed until smooth.
Then it’s whipped with coconut milk for added richness.
The result is an unbelievably creamy, indulgent dessert that will leave you feeling light and happy.
15. Hawaiian Pineapple Tarts
Tart shells are perfect for this recipe, but don’t be afraid to go with a different type of shell if you can’t find it.
If you want something more festive and tropical, I don’t know what you should pick!
I think these would be heavenly with some whipped cream and fresh fruit.
16. Hawaiian Pumpkin Crunch
This is another recipe that looks like a cake and tastes like a pumpkin pie.
It features a fudgy, brownie-like texture with the sweet pumpkin flavor.
You’ll love how it turns into this delicious fall dessert after being baked!
17. Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes
These cupcakes are pineapple upside down, meaning that they’re sweet and tropical.
They’re also a little lighter since the cupcake batter is already sweetened.
You can use any toppings you like, but I recommend using mini-marshmallows.
I love serving them with honeydew cayenne marshmallows on top.
They look so cute!
18. Pineapple Sweet Rolls
These pineapple sweet rolls are light, fluffy, and bursting with sweetness.
They’re perfect for any occasion.
They’re also great for snacks or meals.
And best of all, they’re an easy 30-minute dessert to make.
It takes only 5 ingredients to get these delights rolling.
So if you’re looking for a quick and tasty dessert that looks fancy as well as tastes good, try this recipe.
19. Guava Cake
I’ve always loved how guava cake looks when it’s ready.
It has the perfectly imperfect crumbly texture that makes you go “ooh, I like that.”
And if this recipe isn’t enough for you, there are a few more options out there that will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.
This recipe uses white chocolate and cinnamon to add flavor and make it look extra special.
20. Hawaiian Baklava Bites
These five-ingredient baklava bites are sweet, crunchy, and loaded with flavor!
They’re also vegan and gluten-free.
And they’re super easy to make, so you can have them ready in just 25 minutes.
They’re a great way to celebrate and strengthen your relationship with food.
So go ahead: spice up that love bite.
You know what I mean!
21. Guava Cheesecake Bars
These cheesecake bars are a great way to enjoy the sweet flavors of guava without the calories.
They’re made with a layer of smooth and creamy guava custard, followed by layers of Oreo cookies and cream cheese.
Then, you get to stuff them into an ultra-decadent chocolate graham cracker crust.
It’s a fantastic way to indulge in your favorite dessert without the guilt.
22. Hawaiian Rice Krispie Treats
These little treats are as adorable and delicious as they are tasty.
They’re made from Rice Krispies cereal and sugar, so they’re naturally sweet.
You can make them in just 10 minutes with minimal effort.
They taste great because the sweetness from the cereal is balanced by the chocolate chips.
They’ll even look better with a few sprinkles of mini-chocolate chips on top.
They texture is nice and chewy, but the chocolate chips give them a pleasant crunch.
23. Hawaiian Passion Fruit Bars
Passion fruit is a tropical fruit that acts as an amazingly effective antioxidant and can also help boost energy.
So why not have these sweet and tart bars to eat during the day?
They’re made with real passion fruit juice, coconut oil, sugar, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder.
(Don’t worry – it won’t taste like cardboard.)
The mixture is then baked until golden brown and your mouth will be watering by the second bite.
24. Wahini Pie
Wahini pie is a delicious looking and tasting dessert that’s perfect for any occasion.
The whipped cream filling is lightly sweet, with just the right amount of tanginess.
There are also diced fruits and nuts, which add a flair to the pie.
I love how this recipe lightens up the usual apple or peach pies with some tropical flavors.
And while it’s easy to make, Wahini pie isn’t as simple to eat! I love it because of its simplicity.
It lets you enjoy your desserts without having to worry about making them look pretty.
25. Hawaiian Layered Jello
Hawaiian layered Jello is a pretty simple dessert, but it’s also light and refreshing.
The layers of thick Jello are topped with chunks of pineapple, coconut, M&Ms, and more.
They add a wonderful amount of tropical flavor to the already delightful dessert.
Best of all, it only takes about five minutes to make.
Just pour the ingredients into a large container and cover completely with Jello.
Then chill until set.
25 Delicious Hawaiian Dessert Recipes
25 Delicious Hawaiian desserts Recipes
- HaupiaPie With Macadamia Crust
- Sand Cups
- Hawaiian Butter Mochi
- Hawaiian Cheesecake Bars
- Tropical Magic Bars
- Hawaiian Dream Bars
- Hawaiian Style Malasadas
- Pina Colada Cheesecake Mousse
- Pineapple Dole Whip
- Pineapple Ice Cream
- Pineapple Coconut Poke Cake
- Hawaiian Earthquake Cake
- Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad
- Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Lush
- Hawaiian Pineapple Tarts
- Hawaiian Pumpkin Crunch
- Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes
- Pineapple Sweet Rolls
- Guava Cake
- Hawaiian Baklava Bites
- Guava Cheesecake Bars
- Hawaiian Rice Krispie Treats
- Hawaiian Passion Fruit Bars
- Wahini Pie
- Hawaiian Layered Jello
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