Old-Fashioned Date Bars
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Old-Fashioned Date Bars

This buttery oatmeal bar is filled with dates and bring back memories.

16
bars
20 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 30 min
TOTAL TIME

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Grease 8-inch square baking pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 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. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine all crust ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 cup.

  5. STEP 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.

Nutrition

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

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  November 20, 2016

This is a great recipe. I doubled the filling only because we like it a bit thicker. It is really one of those good old fashioned recipes that takes me back home!

— says Jean
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  October 23, 2016

This I just like our mom use to make years ago and is so good, I give it five stars,

— says Alice
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