Date Bars

Dessert ready in about an hour! Try these yummy date filled bars - a wonderful treat.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    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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