Double Date Bars

Looking for dessert bars? Then check out this recipe packed with dried fruits, nuts and oats – a double date delight!

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 32

Ingredients

Filling

1
(8-oz.) pkg. (1 1/2 cups) chopped pitted dates
1/2
cup raisins
1/4
cup sugar
1
cup water
1
teaspoon vanilla

Base

1
(1 lb. 0.6-oz.) pkg. date quick bread mix
1/2
cup margarine or butter, softened
1/2
cup chopped walnuts
1/4
cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 In medium saucepan, combine all filling ingredients except vanilla; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  • 3 Meanwhile, place quick bread mix in large bowl. With pastry blender or fork, cut in margarine until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Reserve 1 cup mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture in bottom of greased pan.
  • 4 Carefully spread filling over base. In small bowl, combine reserved 1 cup of base mixture and oats; mix well. Sprinkle over filling.
  • 5 Bake at 375°F. for 18 to 23 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    130
    (
    Calories from Fat
    45),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    90mg
    90%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    21g
    21%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    15g
    15%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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