Date Squares

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Date Squares

An easy version of an old favorite.

Yield: 12 to 15

For the Filling:

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dates, finely chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose white flour

Instructions

In a small saucepan, combine all the filling ingredients. Cook over low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, until thickened. Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes to allow the dates to soften fully.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Then make the crust.

 


For the Crust:

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, at room temperature

Instructions

To make the crust, mix together the oats, flour, brown sugar, and soda. With a fork, blend the butter into the oat mixture. Divide in half and press half into the bottom of an ungreased 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan. Spread the date filling on top. Sprinkle with the remaining oat mixture.

Bake for 30 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into squares.


For the Filling:

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