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Oatmeal Date Bars Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
The Rohner Family
Added: Sunday, April 27, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 (8oz) pkg. pitted dates, coarsely chopped
1 cups Tropicana orange juice
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
tsp salt (optional)
lb (3 sticks) butter, chilled & cut in pieces
2 cups Quaker Oats, uncooked
1 cups shredded coconut
1 cup chopped nuts

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. In a medium saucepan, combine dates & orange juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 min, or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar & salt. Cut in margarine with a pastry blender or 2 knives until crumbly. Stir in oats, 1 cup coconut & nuts. Reserve 4 cups oat mixture for topping. Press remaining oat mixture evenly onto bottom of an ungreased 13x9-in baking pan. Spread date mixture over crust to within in of edges. Sprinkle with reserved oat mix. Sprinkle with remaining cup coconut, patting gently. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool.

 

 

 

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