Yield: 24 Bars
|2 cups||Pitted dates|
|1||Orange; grated peel|
|¼ cup||Orange juice|
|½ cup||Chopped nutmeats|
|1 cup||Sifted all-purpose flour|
|1 cup||Quaker Oats, uncooked (quick or old-fashioned)|
|1 cup||Brown sugar, firmly packed|
|½ cup||Butter or margarine; melted|
For filling, combine dates, sugar, orange peel and orange juice in medium-sized saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until thickened. Cool. Stir in nutmeats.
For base, sift together flour, soda and salt. Add oats and sugar; mix well. Stir in butter; mix until crumbly. Firmly press ⅔ of mixture into greased 8-inch square baking pan. Spread filling evenly over crumb base. Top with remaining crumb mixture; pack lightly. Bake in preheated moderate oven (350 F.) 30 to 35 minutes. Cool; cut in bars.
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