Layered date bars

Yield: 32 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 \N 10 oz. pkg pitted dates; coarsely chopped
½ cup Walnuts; finely chopped
¼ cup Sugar
1½ cup Flour
1½ cup Old fashioned oats; uncooked
1 cup Brown sugar; packed
1 teaspoon Baking soda
¾ cup Butter; sof

Preheat oven to 350. In a 2-qt. saucepan, heat dates, walnuts, sugar, and 1¼ cups water to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes, until dates are soft and mixture is thick, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar and baking soda. By hand, kead in butter until dough forms. Press half of the dough evenly in the bottom of a 13" x 9" metal baking pan. Bake 15 minutes or until pale golden.

Spread date mixture evenly over hot crust. Sprinkle remaining oat mixture on top. Bake for 25 minutes longer or until golden. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. When cool, cut lengthwise into 4 strips, then cut each strip crosswise into 8 pieces.

Recipe By : Laura Hunter

Posted to FOODWINE Digest 18 November 96 Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 13:31:51 -0500 From: Laura Hunter <LHunter722@...>

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