|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 32 to 36|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||12%|
|Total Carbohydrate 17g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
These delicious date squares are made with a crumbly oat crust and a generous date filling.
Dates may not be the first fruit that comes to mind when you think dessert but these oat crusted squares will change your mind!
Put the dates, 1/3 cup of sugar, water, and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla. Let the mixture cool for 5 to 10 minutes while you prepare the crust.
Heat the oven to 375 F. Lightly butter a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Cream butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Combine flour, salt, and soda; stir well. Add the flour mixture to creamed mixture. Mix well. Stir in oats, blending well.
Pat about half of the mixture (about 2 1/2 cups or 13 ounces) into the prepared baking pan; spread with date filling then sprinkle evenly with remaining crust mixture. With your hand, tamp down the top crust layer lightly. Bake at 375 F for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until browned.
Cut into bars while still warm; let cool and remove from pan. Makes 32 to 36 date squares or bars, depending on size.
- For less date filling, use 1 pound of dates and 1/4 cup of sugar with about 1 1/4 cups of water and the same amount of vanilla.