Date pecan bars

Yield: 24 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 cups Dates -- coarsely chopped
¼ cup Sugar
1½ cup Water
1 cup Pecans -- finely chopped
Cookie Base:
¾ cup Unsalted butter
1 cup Light brown sugar
1¾ cup Sifted unbleached allpurpose
Flour
½ teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1½ cup Rolled oats
Date Pecan Filling:

To prepare filling, mix together dates, sugar and water in saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened (about 10 minutes). Allow to cool. Add pecans. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cream butter and brown sugar. Combine remaining ingredients and stir into butter mixture until well blended. Press half of the filling into a 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Spread with cooled filling. Cover with remaining filling mixture, patting lightly. Bake until lightly browned (approximately 25 to 30 minutes). Cool and cut into bars.

Yield: 24 Date Pecan Bars

Recipe By : BAKERS' DOZEN (BETH SETRAKIAN) SHOW #BD1A09 From: Jackie Bordelon <jbord@...

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