Date Bar
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Date Bar
  American    Dessert  
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:28:45 AM. Recipe ID 64252. Report a problem with this recipe.
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Date bars have crumbly upper and lower surfaces with a date filling in the middle. Also 
see the Date Squares recipe.


    *  cup sugar
    * 3 c cut-up dates (1 pound)
    * 1 cup water
    *  cup shortening
    *  cup butter or margarine
    * 1 cup brown sugar
    *  tsp baking soda
    * 1 cup flour
    * 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
    * 1 tsp salt


   1. Mix the dates, sugar, and water in a saucepan.
   2. Cook over low heat stirring constantly approx. 10 minutes or until thickened. 
   3. Cream together the butter, shortening, and brown sugar in a separate container.
   4. Mix in the flour, salt, baking soda, and oats. (into the crumble crust mix, not 
the date filling)
   5. Grease a 13x9 pan.
   6. Evenly press  of the crumble mixture into the bottom of the pan.
   7. Spread the date filling on top.
   8. Evenly place remaining crumble mixture into the pan, pressing lightly.
   9. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 400F, or until light brown.
  10. Cut into bars while still warm.

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Recipe ID 64252 (Nov 18, 2007)

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