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Grandmother's Matrimonial Squares

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"My grandmother has made this recipe for years, and now that she can no longer do this herself, I have taken over the family tradition of preparing this great dessert. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do."
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1 h servings 151
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 bars)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Stir oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and baking powder together in a bowl; cut in butter using a pastry blender until mixture is mealy and butter pieces are uniformly small.
  3. Press half of oat mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  4. Cook dates with water in a small saucepan over medium heat until they fall apart and are easily mashed with a wooden spoon, about 10 minutes; remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  5. Spoon date mixture evenly over oat mixture in baking pan; sprinkle remaining oat mixture evenly over top and press into place.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is golden at the edges, about 30 minutes; remove to cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 151 calories; 6.2 23 1.6 15 117 Full nutrition

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Very good!