Total Time
50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a microwave oven recipe. Instructions for conventional cooking are at bottom of recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a 4 cup(1L) glass bowl, combine dates and orange juice.
  2. Cover and microwave at high for 5-6 minutes, stirring once.
  3. Stir vigorously, breaking up dates to form a homogeneous filling.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In separate bowl, cream butter and brown sugar, stir in flour, add rolled oats, mixing until crumbly.
  6. Press about 2/3 of mixture in bottom of 8" or 9" square glass baking dish.
  7. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, or until firm.
  8. Spread date filling over base.
  9. Top with remaining crumb mixture, pat down lightly.
  10. Microwave on high 5-6 minutes or until firm.
  11. Rotate dish partway through cooking.
  12. Let stand directly on counter top 10 minutes.
  13. Cool completely, cut into squares.
  14. --------------------------------------.
  15. Conventional cooking.
  16. For date filling, increase orange juice to 1 cup.
  17. Cook dates and orange juice in a covered saucepan, stirring occasionally, over medium-low heat 8-10 minutes.
  18. Prepare crumb mixture and assemble squares as directed.
  19. Bake at 350° oven 25-30 minutes or until light golden.