Elsie's Pineapple Oatmeal Bars

35 mins (prep 15, cooking 20)
9 ingredients
24 servings
A sweet lady at the church I attended growing up used to make these for potlucks and church dinners. She once gave me the recipe on a card, which I've long since misplaced, but I had copied the recipe into another cookbook and have made it many times. Every time I take these bars somewhere, people ask for the recipe. They're also great made with zucchini pineapple (the recipe is also posted here on the zaar, by another chef). I like to cut the sugar down by at least 1/4 cup, because the pineapple is sweet enough, and I've always made these with real butter. Quick oats or old-fashioned will work, but the old-fashioned does make it a little more challenging to press the crust into the pan. I intend to try a mixture of the two at some point, but haven't ever done it. These would be great for a bake sale, potluck, or gifts. The crust does tend to be a little soft, so I'd be sure to package with something firm underneath, rather than just wrapping in plastic. I've seen other recipes that add nuts, coconut, etc. I'm sure that would be great as well, but this is just the basic, buttery, oatmeal and brown sugar crust and topping. Yum!

Categories:  <-60-mins , fruit , bar-cookie , brunch , potluck , low-in... , tropical-fruits , time-to-make , low-protein , food-gift , easy , number-of-servings , healthy , to-go... , pineapple , cookie-and-brownie , for-large-groups , dessert ,
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Serving Size (55.11 g)
Servings 24
Amount per Serving
Calories 209.0 Calories from Fat 62.1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.9g 254.76%
Saturated Fat 1.39g 166.62%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 194.58mg 194.58%
Total Carbohydrate 35.38g 283.04%
Dietary Fiber 1.51 g 145.19%
Sugars 20.84 g %
Protein 2.52g 121.15%
Vitamin A 267.91IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 35.76mg% Iron 0.84mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
crushed pineapple