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Date Bars

 Date Bars
I used to be the cafeteria manager at a grade school and these bars were always a hit.
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.

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

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine dates, sugar and water. Cook, stirring
  • frequently, until thick. Stir in nuts if desired.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield:
  • 3-4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 113 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 112 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.