Sunday, January 16, 2011

Date Bars! (as requested.)

"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."
                                                     1 Thessalonians. V . 21
 ( Date Filling (below))

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine, or butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening
1 3/4 cups all purpose or wholewheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups quick- cooking oats
 Prepare date filling. Heat oven to 400 degrees.. Mix brown sugar, margarine,and shortening. Mix in remaining ingredients. Press half of the mixture in a greased oblong pan 13x9x2 inches; spread with filling. Top with remaining crumbly mixture, pressing lightly.
Bake until light brown, 25 to 30 minutes. cut into bars about 2x1in. while warm. Makes 3 dozen bars.

Date filling
 Heat 1 pound of dates, cut up ( about 3 cups), 1 1/2 cups water and 1/4 sugar over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 10 min; Cool.

 Jam Bars: Substitute 1 cup jam for the date filling.

Thank you Betty Crocker 1978.

 I leave out the sugar in the dates. I sometimes put bran in the oatmeal mix. Do not over cook it will be dry.

 Enjoy!        Later.


  1. ooh thank you. I'll do that. looks like just the thing to share when walking up the mountain.

  2. Sounds delicious. Must try this as soon as I buy the dates and convert Fahrenheit to Celsius :).

  3. Thanks re: shoes :)
    Keep warm, well try to and take a visit to my lavender if you wish.
    Love M


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