Date Squares

 
Makes: 16 squares
Ready In: 40 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
 

ingredients

chopped dates
brown sugar
water
flour
baking soda
salt
butter
brown sugar
oatmeal

 

instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
  2. Combine dates, 1 tbsp brown sugar and water in small saucepan
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook, stirring often, until dates are soft enough to be mashed with a fork. Set aside
  4. Blend flour, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in brown sugar and oats
  5. Press half of crumb mixture over bottom of greased 8″x8″pan to form bottom crust
  6. Spread date filling over crust, and sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Flatten with a fork or your hand
  7. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool completely and cut into squares

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