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Date Bars Recipe
Date Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup broken walnuts, optional
  • 1-1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon water

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 113 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 112 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine dates, sugar and water. Cook, stirring frequently, until thick. Stir in nuts if desired.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Add oats and brown sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Add water and mix lightly. Press half into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Spread date mixture on top. Cover with remaining oat mixture; pat lightly.
  3. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 3-4 dozen.
Originally published as Date Bars in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p58

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 113 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 112 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

This is the exact same recipe as The Best Date Bars, also on this site, both from Taste of Home recipes!??!

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

This recipe turned out delishious! I used high quality dates which were quite sweet already so I decreased the white sugar to half. If you like a thicker middle of dates I would suggest a smaller size pan; a 9 x 9x 2. If your a date lover this reciepe is a must.

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Reviewed Sep. 2, 2010

These bars were great. I used Splenda and Splenda Brown Sugar and I added a little water while mixing the oats. I took these to Sunday School and everyone loved them.

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