Apple-Date Bars

A crumbly crust of rolled oats holds a moist apple-date filling. To boost texture even more, stir 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts into the filling.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

Filling

1/4
cup sugar
1
cup water
2
cups chopped peeled apples
1
(8-oz.) pkg. chopped dates

Crumb Mixture

1 3/4
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup margarine or butter
1 1/2
cups rolled oats
1
cup firmly packed brown sugar

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  • 1 In medium saucepan, combine all filling ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook about 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 375°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. With pastry blender or fork, cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add oats and brown sugar; mix well.
  • 3 Press 3 cups crumb mixture evenly in greased and floured pan. Spread evenly with filling. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture; press lightly.
  • 4 Bake at 375°F. for 18 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.
  • 1 In medium saucepan, combine all filling ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook about 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 375°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. With pastry blender or fork, cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add oats and brown sugar; mix well.
  • 3 Press 3 cups crumb mixture evenly in greased and floured pan. Spread evenly with filling. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture; press lightly.
  • 4 Bake at 375°F. for 18 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
80mg
80%;
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.