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Old-Fashioned Date Bars


Say what - Friday night and you don't have a date!? We got you covered, these lil sweet date bars will keep you entertained!

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  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) package dates, chopped
  • CRUST:
  • 1 cup all-purpose Flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking Oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened


Servings 18
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 60mins


Step 1

In 1 quart saucepan combine water, 1/4 cup brown sugar and dates. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens ( 4 to 5 minutes). Cool to room temperature ( 30 minutes).

Heat oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl combine all crust ingredients. Beat on low speed until mixture is crumbly ( 1 to 2 minutes). Reserve 1 cup.

Press remaining crumbs into greased 9-inch square baking pan. Spoon filling over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumbs.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

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