I’ve been enjoying my fair share of turkey and pecan pie this weekend, but after seeing Moana, I’m craving a tropical treat. These Kakamora-inspired coconut bars fit the bill. Whether you’re looking for Moana party food ideas or just want a fun Moana-inspired treat to make with your kiddos, be sure to pin this recipe.
First, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, I want to introduce you to some of the cutest characters in the show. The Kakamora are the first foes Moana and Maui meet on their journey to restore the heart of Te Fiti.
Don’t let those cute, little faces fool you — the Kakamora are fierce fighters. Banded together in a Kakamora army, they are quite a worthy opponent. The Moana movie is an adventurous tale for the whole family. There are some intense parts, but with villains this cute, even your little ones can enjoy the film. For a more in-depth film review check out Parent Previews.
Have a little Kakamora fun with this free printable Moana Activity Kit. The kit has six different Moana activities including Disney’s Kakamora coloring page as well as a free printable Kakamora template for adding arms, legs and a face to your own coconut! There is also a template for a Moana Memory Match game and more. I’ve also started collecting Moana Party Ideas over on Pinterest.
Kakamora Coconut Treat Bars Recipe
The Kakamora coconut armor inspired these delicious treat bars, with a gooey filling topped with crunchy toasted coconut — perfect Moana party food.
Yellow Cake Mix
1 stick Butter
8 oz Cream Cheese
1 tsp Vanilla
4 cups Powdered Sugar
1 cup Shredded Coconut, divided
1/2 cup Chopped Pecans
TO MAKE: Create the crust by mixing the yellow cake mix, 1 egg, and melted butter to form a dough; then press into a 9×13 pan. In a separate bowl combine cream cheese, 2 eggs, vanilla and powdered sugar. Mix in half a cup of coconut and half a cup of chopped pecans or walnuts. Pour over crust in pan. Sprinkle remaining half cup of coconut over the top. Bake uncovered for 40-50 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool before cutting into squares.