Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Michelle Dominic November 13, 2003

Very easy, very delicious!!

55tbird December 05, 2010

Another variation: Whole wheat flour instead of white, and for the date filling I used only 2/3 cup liquid and 2T sugar, along with 1/2 cup of candied ginger. Processed in food processor in 2 batches (divide sugar, water & ginger, too). Didn't need to cook it before spreading it over crust. Great stuff! Thanks for the recipe

Chef George S. November 11, 2009

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