No Bake Million Dollar Pie Bars

Experience a taste of luxury with our No Bake Million Dollar Pie Bars! These delectable bars offer a delightful combination of flavors and textures, featuring a buttery graham cracker crust, a creamy and fruity filling, and a fluffy whipped cream topping. Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply treating yourself to a sweet indulgence, these bars are sure to become a favorite dessert in your repertoire.


For the Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

For the Bars:

  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 20-ounce can crushed pineapples
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1 8-ounce container Cool Whip
  • Whipped cream, for serving
  • Maraschino cherries, for serving


  1. Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with aluminum foil, leaving the ends of the foil extending over the sides for easy removal later.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until all crumbs are moistened. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan, ensuring it reaches the edges to form the crust.
  3. To make the filling, stir together sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, crushed pineapples, chopped cherries, shredded coconut, and chopped pecans until well combined. Gently fold in the Cool Whip until evenly incorporated.
  4. Spoon the filling mixture over the graham cracker crust and spread it evenly to create a smooth layer.
  5. Refrigerate the bars for at least 4 hours, or overnight for best results, to allow the filling to set.
  6. Once set, use the foil to lift the bars out of the pan, then slice them into squares. Serve each square with a dollop of whipped cream and a maraschino cherry on top for a finishing touch.

Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 12

Serving and Storage Tips:

  1. Serve Chilled: These No Bake Million Dollar Pie Bars are best served chilled straight from the refrigerator. The creamy filling sets perfectly when cold, offering a refreshing and indulgent dessert experience.
  2. Garnish Before Serving: For an elegant presentation, garnish each bar with a dollop of whipped cream and a maraschino cherry just before serving. This adds a pop of color and enhances the overall appeal of the dessert.
  3. Slice with Care: When slicing the bars, use a sharp knife dipped in hot water for clean and neat cuts. Wipe the knife clean between each slice to maintain uniformity and prevent the filling from sticking.
  4. Store in the Refrigerator: Store any leftover bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain their freshness and texture. They will keep well for up to 3-4 days, although they are best enjoyed within the first couple of days.
  5. Layer with Parchment Paper: To prevent the bars from sticking together during storage, place parchment paper between the layers if stacking them in the container. This helps to maintain the integrity of each bar and makes them easier to separate.
  6. Avoid Freezing: While these bars can be chilled in the freezer for a firmer texture, it’s best to avoid freezing them for extended periods as the texture and flavor may be affected.
  7. Serve as a Refreshing Dessert: These bars are perfect for serving at summer gatherings, picnics, or backyard barbecues as a refreshing and crowd-pleasing dessert option. They offer a taste of tropical paradise with every bite!
  8. Customize with Additional Toppings: Get creative and customize your bars with additional toppings such as chopped nuts, chocolate shavings, or a drizzle of caramel sauce for added flavor and texture.
  9. Portion for Individual Servings: For easy serving at gatherings or events, consider pre-cutting the bars into individual servings before storing them. This makes it convenient for guests to grab and enjoy without any fuss.
  10. Enjoy Responsibly: While these bars are irresistibly delicious, remember to enjoy them in moderation as part of a balanced diet. They’re meant to be a special treat, so savor each bite and indulge without guilt!


  1. Tropical Twist: Enhance the tropical flavors by adding diced mango or papaya to the filling mixture. The addition of fresh tropical fruits adds a burst of sweetness and freshness to the bars.
  2. Nutty Crunch: Incorporate chopped almonds, walnuts, or macadamia nuts into the filling for added texture and nutty flavor. Sprinkle some extra chopped nuts on top for a crunchy finish.
  3. Chocolate Drizzle: Drizzle melted chocolate over the top of the chilled bars before serving for a decadent chocolatey touch. Use dark, milk, or white chocolate according to your preference.
  4. Citrus Zest: Add zest from lime, lemon, or orange to the filling mixture for a citrusy twist. The bright citrus flavors complement the creamy filling and add a refreshing element to the bars.
  5. Berry Bliss: Mix in fresh berries such as strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries to the filling for a burst of fruity flavor. Fold the berries gently into the mixture before spreading it over the crust.
  6. Coconut Paradise: Amp up the coconut flavor by using coconut cream instead of condensed milk and adding toasted coconut flakes to the filling mixture. The toasted coconut adds a nutty and aromatic element to the bars.
  7. Almond Joy Inspired: Create an almond joy-inspired version by adding almond extract to the filling mixture and topping the bars with sliced almonds and chocolate chips. It’s a delightful combination of coconut, chocolate, and almonds.
  8. Pina Colada Delight: Incorporate rum extract and pineapple juice into the filling mixture for a taste reminiscent of a pina colada. Garnish the bars with toasted coconut flakes for an extra tropical touch.
  9. Creamy Caramel Swirl: Swirl caramel sauce into the filling mixture before chilling for a sweet and indulgent flavor contrast. Drizzle additional caramel sauce on top of the bars for an elegant presentation.
  10. Frozen Treats: Turn these bars into frozen treats by placing them in popsicle molds and inserting popsicle sticks before freezing. You’ll have delicious frozen dessert bars perfect for hot summer days.


  1. Can I use store-bought graham cracker crumbs instead of crushing whole graham crackers? Yes, you can use store-bought graham cracker crumbs as a convenient alternative to crushing whole graham crackers. Just ensure you use the same amount of crumbs as specified in the recipe.
  2. Can I substitute Cool Whip with homemade whipped cream? Yes, you can substitute Cool Whip with homemade whipped cream if preferred. Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form, and sweeten it with powdered sugar to taste before folding it into the filling mixture.
  3. Can I use fresh pineapple instead of canned crushed pineapples? Yes, you can use fresh pineapple, but ensure it’s well-drained and finely chopped to achieve a texture similar to canned crushed pineapples. Adjust the quantity as needed to maintain the desired level of sweetness.
  4. Is it necessary to refrigerate the bars overnight, or can I chill them for a shorter period? Refrigerating the bars for at least 4 hours or overnight is recommended to ensure the filling sets properly and the flavors meld together. Chilling for a shorter period may result in softer bars.
  5. Can I make these bars ahead of time for a special occasion? Yes, you can prepare these bars ahead of time for convenience. Simply cover and refrigerate them until ready to serve. They’re ideal for parties, potlucks, or any gathering where you want to impress guests with a delicious dessert.
  6. Can I omit the nuts from the recipe if I have allergies or preferences? Yes, you can omit the nuts from the recipe if you have allergies or prefer not to include them. The bars will still be delicious and flavorful without them.

With just a few simple steps, you can create these irresistible No Bake Million Dollar Pie Bars that are bursting with tropical fruit flavors and creamy goodness. Whether you’re hosting a party or craving a sweet treat, these bars are the perfect solution for any occasion. Give them a try and indulge in the luxurious taste of million-dollar dessert without ever turning on the oven!