Thursday, February 7, 2008

Date Bars

I always get compliments on this very simple recipe. I think "Date Bars...who wants Date Bars?" But take it from someone who doesn't really like Oatmeal- this is yummy stuff!

2 Cups oatmeal
2 Cups flour
1 teaspoon salt 1
teaspoon baking soda
1 Cup brown sugar
1 cup melted butter
1 egg
1 box or bag chopped dates
1/2 Cup water
1/2 Cup sugar

Start dates first: boil water, sugar, and dates until it becomes a jam consitency.
In one bowl, mix oatmeal, flour, salt and soda together
In seperate bowl mix brown sugar, melted butter, and egg
Now mix both together to make dough.

Use 1/2 of the dough and pat down into pan to form a crust. Spread the Date "jam" over the top of the crust
Now use remaining dough and crumble on top of dates.
***Pan should be 8x8 and greased***

Bake @ 350 for 25 minutes Let it cool before you cut into it or you will have a gooey mess!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6

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