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Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

"These bars taste just like oatmeal cookies!"
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Ingredients

servings 103 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. To make Filling: In a saucepan over low heat, combine dates, water, white sugar, and lemon juice. Heat for about 8 minutes, or until thick. Set aside to let cool.
  3. To make Pastry: In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, oats and salt. Mix until well blended. Add in shortening until mixture forms into coarse crumbs.
  4. Press half of pastry mix into pan. Cover with date mixture and spread remaining pastry mix over the top.
  5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. Let cool on wire rack before cutting.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 103 calories; 3.4 g fat; 18.1 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 26 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I gave this five stars in that it is a quite versatile recipe. I have boiled up raisins in half water and half lemon juice. I added 1/2 tablespoon corntarch mixed with 2 tablespoons of water to ...

Most helpful critical review

Too sweet, and not a good flavor - not sure dates should be part of most oatmeal bar/cookie recipes.

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I gave this five stars in that it is a quite versatile recipe. I have boiled up raisins in half water and half lemon juice. I added 1/2 tablespoon corntarch mixed with 2 tablespoons of water to ...

This was great. My husband asks for them on a weekly basis. One note, press down slightly on the top layer of oatmeal...tastes better.

Very good. Taste alot like cereal bars but better. I used butter flavored Crisco and added a little cinnamon to the oatmeal mixture. Thanks for the recipe!

These Oatmeal Cookie Bars are awesome! I made a few substitutions: I didn't have dates so I used raisins (but I'm going to make sure I have dates on hand the next time I make these); I replaced...

I used figs instead of dates and I love figs and oats so I love these. I also added flaxseed meal (about 3 T), wheat germ (maybe 4 T) and around a t of cinnamon, 1/8 t cloves and 1/8 t fresh gr...

Very good. My boyfriend loved them. One of the other reviewers wrote that these are "too sweet". The pastry part actually isn't that sweet, it's the date filling. So if you don't like sweet, ...

A nice basic date bar recipe. Very good.

These bars are excellent. I didn't have quite enough dates, only about 1 3/4 cup. As a replacement I used some chopped prunes for the remaining 3/4 cup. I had a Meyer lemon and used the juice ...

very good. I might try them with butter next time.