Rating: 4.5 stars
435 Ratings
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  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 10

A date filled bar with a chewy oatmeal crust. This is my grandmother's recipe, which my whole family loves.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, combine oats, pastry flour, salt, 1 cup brown sugar, and baking soda. Mix in the butter until crumbly. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch square baking pan.

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the dates, water, and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Bring to a boil, and cook until thickened. Stir in lemon juice, and remove from heat. Spread the filling over the base, and pat the remaining crumb mixture on top.

  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in preheated oven, or until top is lightly toasted. Cool before cutting into squares.

Cook's Note:

You can use almond extract instead of lemon, if you wish.

Nutrition Facts

363 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 63.7g; fat 12.5g; cholesterol 30.5mg; sodium 217.4mg. Full Nutrition
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