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Date Bars

Date Bars

These old-fashioned crumb crust bars are comfort food at its finest.

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20 min
Prep Time
40 min
Total Time


3/4 cup evaporated milk

1 (8-ounce) package chopped dates

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup quick-cooking oats

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 400°F. Grease 8-inch square baking pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine evaporated milk, dates, sugar and vanilla in medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, 8-10 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.

  3. STEP 3

    Beat brown sugar and butter on medium speed in large bowl until creamy. Add flour, oats, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  4. STEP 4

    Press half of crust mixture onto bottom of prepared pan with floured fingers. Spread date filling over crust. Top with remaining crust mixture.

  5. STEP 5

    Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.

Tip #1

Recipe courtesy of NESTLÉ® USA.

Nutrition (1 bar)

180 Calories
7 Fat (g)
20 Cholesterol (mg)
170 Sodium (mg)
28 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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