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Date Bars Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Anita Richardson
Added: Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Crust:
3/4 cup soft shortening (part butter)
1 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups rolled oats

Date Filling:
3 cup cut dates
1/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups water

Directions:
Directions:
Prepare filling. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened (about 12 minutes). Cool.

Crust:
Mix shortening and sugar. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Add oats. Mix thoroughly. Place 1/2 of this crumb mixture in a greased and floured 13 x 9 pan. Press and flatten with hands to cover bottom of pan. Spread with cooled filling. Cover with remaining crumb mixture, patting lightly. Bake until lightly browned. While warm, cut into bars and remove from pan. Bake at 400 for 25-30 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 1/2 dozen

 

 

 

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