Date Bars

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by papergoddess

From Betty Crocker Cookbook, 1975. Posted in reply to a request.

Top Review by Michelle Dominic

I don't need to try these to know they are good. I make these all the time but I add orange juice not water and no sugar.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Date Filling: Mix 3 cups chopped dates (1 lb.) with 1/4 cup sugar and 1 1/2 cups water in saucepan.
  2. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes or until thickened; Cool.
  3. Grease 13x9 baking pan.
  4. Crust Mixture: Cream butter, shortening, and brown sugar.
  5. Mix in remaining ingredients.
  6. Press half the mixture in bottom of pan.
  7. Spread with filling.
  8. Top with remaining crumble mixture, pressing lightly.
  9. Bake at 400°F 25 to 30 minutes or until light brown.
  10. While warm, cut into bars about 2 inches X 1 1/2 inches.
  11. VARIATION: You can omit date filling and substitute 1 cup of your favorite jam.

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