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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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 bars
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 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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  • 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.

  • Press half of oat mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  • 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.

  • Spoon date mixture evenly over oat mixture in baking pan; sprinkle remaining oat mixture evenly over top and press into place.

  • 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

151 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 23g; fat 6.2g; cholesterol 15.3mg; sodium 116.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2016
Very good! Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2020
Delicious. I used only 3/4 cup of brown sugar. Still turned out to be plenty sweet. Definitely saving this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2016
Very good! Read More
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