Freedom Cookie Bars!

Janet Scott


Oh my goodness, I threw these together tonight craving something with dates and Oatmeal. After I took them out of the oven and "Snitched" a little corner it was exactly want I wanted and MORE!
You really need to try these, they are amazing!
My friend told me I should call them "Freedom Bars" because with all that fiber...your gonna' be set free. LOL
They are not 100% healthy with having sugar and butter in them but I think you have to have some balance...right?

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2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 c
grandulated sugar
1 c
(2 sticks) unsalted butter - softened
1 dash(es)
quick oats
1 large
1/8 tsp


1 pkg
pitted dates (8oz) chopped - should equal 2 cups
1/3 c
1/3 c
grandulated sugar
1 c
1/3 c


1/2 c
chopped nuts to the topping for additional crunch and flavor

How to Make Freedom Cookie Bars!


  • 1On low heat, stirring occasionally , cook until reduced and thickened, (about 15 min) or until thick and sticky.
  • 2Add 1/3 cup more water, cook down for about 3 - 5 more minutes.
    set aside to slightly cool.
  • 3In your mixer, add all ingredients using the paddle attachment just until blended and crumbly.
    after mixed, take out 1 cup and set aside. (Add chopped nuts to this cup if desired)
  • 4pour and press firmly the rest in a sprayed 9 x 13 casserole baking dish
  • 5add your date & raisin filling and spread evenly
  • 6top off with the left over crumbs
  • 7bake @ 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned.
    Cut when still a little warm and place on a cooling rack.
    Makes 24 squares or whatever size you want.

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About Freedom Cookie Bars!

Course/Dish: Cookies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy

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