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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30 Min
40 Min


  • 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!


  1. On low heat, stirring occasionally , cook until reduced and thickened, (about 15 min) or until thick and sticky.
  2. Add 1/3 cup more water, cook down for about 3 - 5 more minutes.
    set aside to slightly cool.
  3. In 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)
  4. pour and press firmly the rest in a sprayed 9 x 13 casserole baking dish
  5. add your date & raisin filling and spread evenly
  6. top off with the left over crumbs
  7. bake @ 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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