Date Bars

Date Bars Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Carol Huggard

By
@NUTSFORFOOD

Easy and better than cookies. Easily portable.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

  • 1 1/2 c
    water
  • 1 1/2 c
    chopped pitted dates
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3/4 c
    butter unsalted
  • 1 c
    oats, quick cooking

How to Make Date Bars

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter 8x8 metal baking pan.
  3. Bring 1-1/2 cups water to simmer in medium saucepan. Add dates and simmer until very soft and thick, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  4. Cool to room temperature and stir in vanilla.
  5. Combine flour, sugar, oats, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in large bowl; stir to blend. Add butter using fingers until moist clumps form. Take less than half of oat mixture and press in bottom of pan to form crust. Spread date mixture over crust and sprinkle remaining oats on top and press gently.
  6. Bake until edges are brown, about 40 minutes. Cool completely and cut into bars.

Printable Recipe Card

About Date Bars

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




Show 1 Comment & Review

13 Heavenly Cheesecake Recipes

13 Heavenly Cheesecake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Cheesecake is one of our favorite go-to dessert recipes! So rich, creamy and dreamy, there’s nothing like biting into a delicious slice of cheesecake. Whether you’re into fruity cheesecakes, rich...

Nut-thing But Love For These Pecan Desserts Recipe

"Nut"-Thing but Love for These Pecan Desserts

Kitchen Crew

There are strong opinions about putting nuts into dessert. Some say no way, while others raise their hand high (I have both hands raised) for any dessert, including ones with...

20 Fudging Delicious Recipes

20 Fudging Delicious Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

If you love fudge, then you're going to fudgin love these recipes!