Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Pineapple Date Bars

To supply the demand for a healthy dessert recipe, here we go.

1 1/2 c. wheat or white flour
1/2 c. nut butter (I use peanut butter, personally. Works like a charm!)
3/4 t. salt
2 c. quick oats
1/2 c. shredded coconut
1/2 c. water and 1/2 c. honey mixed together
1 c. crushed pineapple with juice
1 c. date pieces
1 t. vanilla
1 c. raisins or combo of dried fruit (I like to use chopped dried apricots instead of plain ol' raisins)
1 c. dried pineapple

Place flour, salt, and nut butter in bowl and work together until evenly mixed. Stir in salt, oats and coconut. Add honey and water mixture to dry mix and stir together. Place half of mixture on the bottom of 9x13” pan that has been sprayed with oil or pam. Press with fingers like pie crust. Bake 10 minutes at 350°. Blend dates and canned pineapple. Spread over baked crust. Sprinkle evenly with raisins and dried pineapple. Sprinkle remaining crust mixture evenly over top. Press gently into filling with fingers. Bake 20-30 minutes at 350° until browned. Remove and cool before cutting into squares.


Anonymous said...

Wow...so I've not had time to try any of these yet, but I really hope you guys continue.
New recipes are ALWAYS welcome. ^^
Have a great day!

Tim said...

When are you going to post that recipe that you promised me, Joelle? I'm looking forward to it...