Oatmeal Cookie Bars

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These bars taste just like oatmeal cookies!

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Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups dates, pitted and chopped

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • cup water

  • 1 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups quick cooking oats

  • ¾ cup shortening

Directions

  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
3g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 103
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 71mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.