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Old-Fashioned Date Bars
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3/4 cup water

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 (8-ounce) package chopped dates


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.

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