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Date Oatmeal Bars Recipe

Date Oatmeal Bars Recipe

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: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD: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 large egg white

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place dates, water and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • 2. In a large bowl, mix oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt; stir in melted butter and egg white. Press half of the mixture into an 8-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Spread carefully with date mixture; top with remaining oat mixture.
  • 3. Bake until lightly browned, 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 182 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1 fat.

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Squirt4
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2016

"Really good!! :-) I also added chopped nuts to the recipe and it added a great flavor to the recipe. Will definitely make this again!"

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JGa2595176
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

"This is the first date dessert I've made and I'm convinced it won't be our last! I listened to the other reviews and added toasted walnuts to the top oatmeal crumbs for a crunch. Husband had two big bars before they even cooled. I will be making again, although may add raspberries or chopped apricots next time. Yum!"

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raziya522
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013

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

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MrsKase
Reviewed May. 28, 2012

"Whole family loved!"

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sandcarp
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

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

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carolynstowers
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."

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sechizar
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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bettybooop
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"I prepared this recipe using Smart Balance, making them even healthier My husband & I both loved them! easy & fast to prepare & delicious."

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marjorie25
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2010

"I made these bars with equal amounts of craisins instead of dates. They were delicious and the grandkids loved them."

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TheVans
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2010

"Delicious"

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