Easy Date Squares

Total Time
10 mins
30 mins

My MIL's easy, no fail date squares...Make an extra batch of the date jam its good on its own...over bagels or toast. If your date jam is a little thick. Add a little extra water to thin it out, until it is the consistency that you like. Becareful not to make it too thin.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Date Jam
  3. Combine dates, sugar, water and vanilla in saucepan and bring to a boil.
  4. Simmer 5 minutes, until mixture resembles a thick paste.
  5. Cool completely
  6. Oatmeal Layer
  7. Combine flour, oats, sugar, nuts and salt in mixing bowl.
  8. Cut in butter.
  9. Reserve 2 cups of this mixture for topping.
  10. Press remaining mixture into bottom of greased 9 x 9" pan.
  11. Spread cooled date jam over the bottom layer and sprinkle reserved oatmeal mixture evenly over top.
  12. Bake 25- 33 minute.
  13. Cool completely then cut into squares.