Total Time
1hr
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

This recipe was found in the 2008 cookbook, Fruit!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, then grease & line (with parchment) a 7"x11" cake pan.
  2. Combine the dates & orange juice in a saucepan & bring to a boil before turning the heat down to low ~ Cover the saucepan & simmer gently for 5 minutes to soften the dates.
  3. Remove from the heat & mash the date mixture until smooth, then set aside to cool.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter & sugar, then stir in the oats & flour to form a crumbly mixture.
  5. Press half of this mixture into the base of the prepared pan to form a smooth base, then use a fork to prick the base all over.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
  7. Spread the date paste over the cooked base & sprinkle the remaining crumbly mixture over that as a topping.
  8. Return to the oven & bake for another 30 minutes or until lightly golden.
  9. Remove from the oven, cut into 12 bars & allow to cool in the pan on a wire rack.
  10. Great served either warm or cold.
Most Helpful

5 5

Who could turn down a date with these sweet date bars? No one I have met as everyone who tasted them declared it was love at first bite. If you are a fan of dates and crumb toppings you must try these. I made as written and will make again, thanks for the post.

5 5

Wow, are these awesome. A great recipe that needs to addtions/deletions. Loved by all I shared with. Made for SweetTraditions.

5 5

Moist and yummy - no changes made to recipe at all . Rated highly by all family members !! Made for Holiday Tag.