Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

My mom would make these every Thanksgiving and we could not wait to get our hands on them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix shortening, butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. Mix oats into flour mixture.
  4. Mix oat mixture into shortening mixture until crumbly.
  5. Put half of the oat mixture in a 9" x 13" greased and floured pan and press and flatten in pan.
  6. Date filling:.
  7. Place dates, sugar and water in medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened - about 10 minutes. Let cool.
  8. Spread date filling onto oat crust.
  9. Cover with remaining crumb mixture, press lightly.
  10. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
  11. Let cool and cut into bars.


Most Helpful

We loved these! They had lots of gooey filling and a nice crunch from the oats. Plenty to share and definitely a keeper! Thank you.

Sue Lau May 01, 2008

We loved these. I did use all margerine instead of Crisco/butter because that was what I had and I think it turned out just fine. They were all gone quickly.

Pinkytz February 05, 2007

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