Date Maple Cream Bars

Creamy date and maple filling adds an irresistible twist to these bars - perfect dessert to treat your guests.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 2 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 36

Ingredients

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
  • 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
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    70mg
    70%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    21g
    21%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    15g
    15%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    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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