Date Bars

Traci Coleman

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@TraciB70

This is another recipe from my husband's family. It's considered top secret by some, but I'm willing to take the risk and share it with y'all! :)


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Ingredients

3 c
chopped dates
1/4 c
sugar
1 1/2 c
water
1 1/2 c
uncooked rolled oats - quick cook (not instant) oatmeal
1 c
brown sugar
1 3/4 c
sifted all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
3/4 c
shortening

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine chopped dates, sugar and water in a sauce pan and cook about 10 minutes, stirring frequently to keep from sticking. Set aside and let cool.
2
Combine in a bowl using your hands to mix the rolled oats, brown sugar, flour, salt and shortening.
3
Spread 1/2 of the oatmeal mixture into a 9x13" pan and pat down evenly. Top with the date mixture, spreading it evenly over the crust.
4
Spread the rest of the oat mixture on top evenly and bake at 400 degrees until ightly browned around the edges, about 25-30 minutes.
5
Let cool and cut into bars.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy