Old-Fashioned Date Bars

Old-Fashioned Date Bars
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3 Reviews
This buttery oatmeal bar is filled with dates and bring back memories.
20 min
Prep Time
1:30
Total Time
16 bars

Ingredients

Filling

3/4 cup
water
1/4 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1 (8-ounce) package
chopped dates

Crust

1 cup
all-purpose flour
1 cup
uncooked quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

Directions

  1. Grease 8-inch square baking pan; set aside.
  2. Combine water, 1/4 cup brown sugar and dates in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 4-5 minutes or until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Cool at least 30 minutes.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F.
  4. Combine all crust ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 cup.
  5. Press remaining crumbs into prepared pan. Spoon filling over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Bake 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely. Cut into bars.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
180
Cholesterol
17mg
Carbohydrates
29g
Protein
2g
Fat
7g
Sodium
60mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

This is a wonderful old fashioned recipe that is moist in the middle and has a crunchy crust and topping. Plus, a 8" square pan makes just the right amount. Delicious with a cup of coffee or tea. I have even had them for a deilsh breakfast! This is a family favorite.

Rating

This is a delicious recipe. I usually double the recipe for a 9x13 pan. It is just like my mom's and I only wish she was still here to enjoy it with me!

Rating

Great and easy. Delicious. I followed the recipe exactly but added 1/2 ts baking powder to the flour mixture. I don't know the difference if I didn't added it though. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely make it again

Rating

This is an excellent recipe. I made it for a family brunch and even those that didn't care for dates loved it. I followed the recipe exactly. It reminds me of my childhood in Minnesota. It's in my new cookie rotation.

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