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Date Maple Cream Bars

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  • 45 min prep time
  • 2 hr 5 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 36 servings
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Creamy date and maple filling adds an irresistible twist to these bars - perfect dessert to treat your guests.

Filling

3/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1 1/2
cups finely chopped dates
1 1/2
cups sour cream
1
teaspoon imitation maple extract
3
egg yolks

Base and Topping

1 1/4
cups All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
2
cups quick-cooking rolled oats
3/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
3/4
cup margarine or butter

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan. In medium saucepan, combine all filling ingredients. Cook over medium heat until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Cool slightly.
  • 2 Meanwhile, lightly spoon flour into measuring cup, level off. In medium bowl, combine flour, oats, 3/4 cup brown sugar and baking soda; mix well. With pastry blender or fork, cut in margarine until mixture is crumbly. Reserve 1 1/2 cups oat mixture for topping. Press remaining oat mixture evenly in bottom of greased pan to form base.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven. Spoon filling evenly over partially baked base. Sprinkle with reserved topping. Return to oven; bake an additional 20 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown and set. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan. In medium saucepan, combine all filling ingredients. Cook over medium heat until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Cool slightly.
  • 2 Meanwhile, lightly spoon flour into measuring cup, level off. In medium bowl, combine flour, oats, 3/4 cup brown sugar and baking soda; mix well. With pastry blender or fork, cut in margarine until mixture is crumbly. Reserve 1 1/2 cups oat mixture for topping. Press remaining oat mixture evenly in bottom of greased pan to form base.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven. Spoon filling evenly over partially baked base. Sprinkle with reserved topping. Return to oven; bake an additional 20 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown and set. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
70mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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