|3 cups||Chopped Dates|
|8 tablespoons||Butter, at room temperature|
|¾ cup||Packed Brown Sugar|
|1 teaspoon||Vanilla Extract|
|2 cups||Quick Or Regular Rolled|
|2 cups||Whole Wheat Flour|
|½ teaspoon||Baking Soda|
* Heat the oven to 325 F.
1. Simmer the dates and water together until they form a thick paste, about 15 mins. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy; beat in the vanilla. Add the rolled oats, mix well. Add the flour and baking soda and combine well, forming a crumb mixture.
3. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Place half the crumb mixture in the pan and pat down firmly. Spread with the date mixture.
Spread on the remaining crumb mixture, and pat firmly. Bake for 25 to 30 mins, until lightly browned. Cool on a rack and cut into bars.
From the RIVERSIDE COUNTY'S NATIONAL DATE FESTIVAL of Indio, CA. Fair dates: Feb, Beginning the Friday before Presidents' Day, for 10 days.
Recipe By : The County Fair Cookbook - ISBN 0-7868-6014-6 From: Dan Klepach Date: 04-05-95 (159) Fido: Cooking
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