Date Bars

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Date Bars

This recipe came from my neighbor, Gladys. She has since passed away but I will always have fond memories her and this recipe.

Yield: 24 bars

Bar Crust

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well. Divide mixture, and press half into a greased 8x8x2 baking dish.

Date Filling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

Cook all ingredients together in a saucepan over medium-high heat until very thick, stirring often. Let cool.

Spread over crust in baking dish. Cover with reserved crust mixture and bake in a 345-degree oven until the crust cover turns a golden brown.
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