Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Very good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Date filling: Combine 3 cups cut up pitted dates (about 1 lb), 1/4 cup sugar and 1 1/2 cups water in a saucepan.
  2. Cook 10 minutes over low heat, stirring frequently until thickened.
  3. Prepare date filling; while filling is cooking, preheat oven to 400°; grease a 13x9 baking pan.
  4. Mix brown sugar, butter and shortning until blended; stir in flour, oatmeal, salt and baking soda until crumbly.
  5. Press half of the crumbly mixture onto bottom of pan; spoon date filling evenly over crumbs, spreading carefully to edges of pan.
  6. Sprinkle remaining crumbly mixture over filling; press lightly.
  7. Bake 25-30 minutes or until light brown.
  8. Cut into 2 x 1 1/2 inch bars while still warm.


Most Helpful

These are so good I just got through making a batch...thank you for sharing

betsy222 December 18, 2009

Loved this recipe. I had a sleeve of precooked dates from a local country store that I used making this recipe so easy to do. I weighed about a pound of precooked dates,mixed the remaining ingredients s and it took very little time. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

Beansy January 07, 2009

My husband lost his mother's recipe that he remembers for date bars, about 30 years ago, I made this one and he said it brought him back in time. They are delicious!! Its a keeper!

1bzymom42 December 14, 2008

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