Date Oatmeal Bars Recipe
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Date Oatmeal Bars Recipe

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In no time at all, you can treat your family to these bars. They'll never suspect how light the snacks are. -Helen Cluts of Sioux Falls, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg white

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 186 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 124 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the dates, water and sugar. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until mixture is thickened, stirring constantly.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir in the butter and egg white until blended. Pat half of the mixture into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Carefully spread with date mixture. Gently pat remaining oat mixture over date mixture.
  3. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Oatmeal Date Bars in Light & Tasty October 2005, p19

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 186 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 124 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

Reviews for Date Oatmeal Bars

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013

cooked too long and next time add whole egg and less flour

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Reviewed May. 28, 2012

Whole family loved!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

these bars are so delicious I could eat the whole pan myself

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

I don't purchase deserts, I make everything from scratch.Most of my recipes comes from Taste of Home on line cooking. I purchased a box of dates a few months back and didn't have a recipe to use them in untill I came across this recipe. The only thing I did different was add a 1/2 cup of coconut and some medium chopped walnuts to the brown sugar mixture. The Bars came out delicious. I will be keeping this recipe.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2010

We loved the texture and that fact it wasn't overly sweet. Next time I would add 1/4 c. of toasted pecans or walnuts to give it a little more crunch.

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