Date Matrimonial Bars Recipe

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Date Matrimonial Bars

Stephanie Dodd


Another sweet treat out of my American Profile Cookbook. The dates are very good in this dessert!

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4 - 6


10 Min


25 Min


1 3/4 c
quick oats
1 3/4 c
all purpose, sifted flour
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp
baking soda
2 stick
butter, softened
8 oz
chopped dates
1/2 c
1 c

Directions Step-By-Step

350 degrees oven. For the crumb mixture: grease 8" square baking dish. Mix together the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and butter until well blended. Press half the crumb mixture into the prepared baking dish.

For the filling: stir together the dates, water and cup of sugar in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until bubbly and smooth. Pour the date mixture evenly over the crumb mixture. Spread the remaining half of the crumb mixture over the filling. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cut into squres and serve when cool.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy