Date-Oatmeal Bars Recipe

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400F. Grease 9x9x2 inch square pans.

Step 2

Simmer uncovered, dates, water and sugar 7-10 minutes until thick. Cool.

Step 3

Sift flour and salt together. Add Brown Sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in margarine until the size of small peas. Mix in oatmeal. Pack half the mixture in to the bottom of the pan; top with the date mixture. Add remaining oatmeal mixture to form top layer.

Step 4

Bake 45-50 minutes until tan on top. Cool upright in pan on a wire rack and cut into bars.

Things You'll Need

  • 1c All-purpose flour
  • 1/2ts Salt
  • 1/2c Firmly packed light brown
  • -sugar
  • 1/3c Margarine
  • 1c Uncooked quick-cooking
  • -oatmeal
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  • 2c Chopped pitted dates
  • 1c Water
  • 2tb Sugar

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