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Cooked dates make a naturally sweet filling for bar cookie recipes. The base layer or crumb topping can feature oatmeal, chopped nuts or other tasty textures. Satisfy your sweet tooth with homemade date bars!

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Servings 24
Preparation time 25
Cooking time 70

  • DATE FILLING:
  • 2 cups dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup almonds, finely ground, not to a meal but finely ground.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • DATE CRUST:
  • 3/4 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

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