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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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