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Date Bars


 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups brown sugar, divided
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 lb. whole dates (not already chopped)
  • I tsp. vanilla

Directions:

  1. Mix 1 cup brown sugar with oats, flour and soda. 
  2. Work in margarine with your hands until crumbly.
  3. Cut dates into pieces. 
  4. Cook with 1 cup brown sugar and 1 tsp vanilla, adding water as necessary to prevent sticking. 
  5. Mash dates as they cook until small and to a paste consistency.  Watch that they don't burn. 
  6. Press half of crumb mixture on greased cookie sheet to ½" thickness. 
  7. Spread cooled dates onto crumb mixture, keeping fingertips wet to more easily spread the dates. 
  8. Top with remaining crumb mixture.
  9. Bake 325° to 350°until brown on top (approximately 10 to 15 minutes). 
  10. Once cool, cut in to 2" squares.

Skill Level:  Easy

Prep Time: 15 min

 Cook Time: 15 min

Recipe compiled by iMOM staff.

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