Date Bars from the Past

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Diane Hopson Smith

By
@DeeDee2011

Remember those wonderful date bars that you could make from a mix? I grew up eating these every chance I got. And now this mix is no where to be found. I found the recipe. It came from a Betty Crocker cookbook. If this isn't the same recipe, the results are just as wonderful!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
36 bars
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • INGREDIENTS FOR CRUMB CRUST

  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 c
    margarine or butter
  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour, or wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 c
    cup quick cooking oats
  • INGREDIENTS FOR DATE FILLING

  • 3 c
    dates, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    water

How to Make Date Bars from the Past

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prepare Date Filling: Cook dates, 1/4 cup sugar and water over low heat about 10 minutes; stirring constantly, until thickened; set aside to cool
  3. Grease 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Mix brown sugar and margarine; mix in remaining ingredients until crumbly. Press ½ of the crumb mixture evenly in bottom of pan. Spread with Date Filling. Top with remaining crumb mixture; press lightly.
  4. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until light brown; cool slightly. Cut into 2 x 1½-inch bars.

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About Date Bars from the Past

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids




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