Old-Fashioned Date Bars
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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  March 01, 2018

Wonderful! Just like mother used to make.

— says Ken
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Made as written. May try some variations in the future.

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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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  February 01, 2016

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.

— says olliecat
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  October 26, 2015

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!

— says Jean Eaton
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