By Muffin Goddess on April 21, 2003
Photo by Chef #1140961
Photo by Chef #1140961
"I made these in response to a request from a Colombian coworker for "something guava". Guava paste can usually be found in the international aisle of well-stocked grocery stores. You may find it in a wrapped bar as opposed to a large flat tin; I find that the canned product is better-tasting and more attractively colored than the stuff in the bar, but use what you can find."
Serving Size: 1 (863 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Rave reviews from kids and parents alike, even those who haven't had guava before. I use the food processor for the crust ingredients. I have used both the canned and vacuum bagged guava with equal results. I cut the guava (which is like sticky solid jam) in little cubes and distribute them on the crust. Easy and delicious. Alot like date bars but with a surprising 'tropical' flavor."
"Loved it! Had Guava paste in my pantry and needed to use it. Found this recipe by searching the net, and its a keeper! Just sweet enough and not so bad for ya either!"
"These bars are awesome. I made them for my daughter's communion and everyone LOVED them. I've already made them twice. GOYA makes the guava paste. You can find it at latin markets."
"These are delicious. I made them for a Caribbean environmental fundraiser last year and they were such a hit, I've been asked to make them again."
"This recipe should come with a warning. They are so good I don't want to share them with the kids. I followed the recipe exactly and it came out great. I will make it again and again."
"These were fantastic!! Thank you so much for this recipe. I could only find a can that was 1-1/2 #'s, and I used the whole thing. I liked the generous layer of fruit. Guava was a great filling, because it doesn't have an overpowering sweetness. Make sure you really press the crumb mixture well since it is a drier crust as you will see. Also I only baked for 25 minutes because my oven has a tendency to burn. Also I forgot to line the pan with foil and they turned out just fine."
"This sounded awesome and I just HAD to give it a try. I'm a sucker for anything tropically flavored. I followed the instructions to the T and the bottoms came out burnt to a crisp. I think my oven's temperature is off and so I will have to try this a second time at a lower temperature. I'll leave an update at that time. By the by, the not burnt parts tasted awesome!LOL"
"Oh, I loved these! I have had guava paste in the pantry for a while and had no idea what recipe I was supposed to make with it, so when I saw this I knew I would have to try them. They are great! So easy to make too. I served them to the in-laws and they loved them too. Made for the Babes of ZWT4."
"Yummy! Because my children would recognize the appearance of the oats, I "milled" them in my food processor. Our dinner guests, and our children, LOVED these! Will definitely make them again. In fact, my friend requested the recipe and I quickly printed off a copy for her!"
"Love these -- they are soooo good!"
"The hardest thing about this recipe was waiting for them to cool before eating them! I dusted them with powdered sugar and then devoured them!"
"Made this for a Hawaiian-themed party and LOVED them! The guava paste I used was the flat can Goya brand, and it was actually 21oz can. I used it all up and it was perfect. I also used dark brown sugar, because it was what I had and dusted the bars with powdered sugar. Will make these again and again, thank you!"