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Gran's Date Bars

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This is one of my favorite recipes handed down from my grandmother; hands down it makes the best date bar that I have ever had. Enjoy!"
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48 m servings 265
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring dates and water to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer and stir until thick, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract.
  3. Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, walnuts, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Add melted butter; mix until blended.
  4. Pour 2/3 of the oat mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish, pressing over the bottom and sides. Spread the date mixture over the oats; crumble remaining oat mixture evenly on top. Press down lightly.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 265 calories; 11.7 38.6 3.2 23 234 Full nutrition

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These were really tasty. A little crumbly, but tasty! They remind me of a date bar that my Mom made when I was a kid. Thanks for the recipe!