Date Bars

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

Date Filling

3
cups chopped pitted dates (1 lb)
1 1/2
cups water
1/4
cup granulated sugar

Bars

1
cup packed brown sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 3/4
cups all-purpose* or whole wheat flour
1 1/2
cups quick-cooking oats
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, cook filling ingredients over low heat about 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 2 Heat oven to 400°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening.
  • 3 In large bowl, stir brown sugar and butter until well mixed. Stir in flour, oats, baking soda and salt until crumbly. Press half of the crumb mixture evenly in bottom of pan. Spread with filling. Top with remaining crumb mixture; press lightly.
  • 4 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until light brown. Cool 5 minutes in pan on cooling rack. Cut into 6 rows by 6 rows while warm.
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, cook filling ingredients over low heat about 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 2 Heat oven to 400°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening.
  • 3 In large bowl, stir brown sugar and butter until well mixed. Stir in flour, oats, baking soda and salt until crumbly. Press half of the crumb mixture evenly in bottom of pan. Spread with filling. Top with remaining crumb mixture; press lightly.
  • 4 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until light brown. Cool 5 minutes in pan on cooling rack. Cut into 6 rows by 6 rows while warm.

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*If using self-rising flour, omit baking soda and salt.

Substitute 3 cups chopped pitted dried figs for the dates.

Nutritional information

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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