Neva’s Pineapple Date Bars

Neva’s Pineapple Date Bars


  • 1 recipe of Crisp Topping (see below)
  • 1 cup date pieces
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup golden raisins
  • ¾ cup diced dried pineapple pieces (optional)

Crisp Topping

  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 ½ cups quick oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup each water and honey (warmed slightly) or pure maple syrup

Place coconut in food processor and half of oats ( ¾ cup ). Whiz for 1 minute until fine. Add remainder of the oats, salt and honey or maple syrup mix. Whiz briefly to mix together.



  1. Make Crisp Topping and place half the mixture on the bottom of an 8-inch or 9-inch square pan that has been lightly oiled. Press topping firmly and evenly to cover the bottom.
  2. Next, blend dates, crushed pineapple, and vanilla. Spread evenly over crust, and then distribute the raisins and dried pineapple over the date filling.
  3. Sprinkle remaining crust mixture evenly over the top. Press gently into pineapple-date filling with fingers.
  4. Bake 20-30 minutes at 350F degrees until lightly browned. Remove and cool before cutting into squares.


Makes 16 squares


From the kitchen of Neva Brackett – 7 Secrets Cookbook