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    Grandma Lucy's Date Squares

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    30 mins

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    20 mins

    Donna's Note:

    I will always remember how delicious these were and how everyone used to rave over them when Grandma would make them. I honestly dont remember how many these make but they are SO good, I just found the recipe and I am so excited!

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    1. 1
      Mix oats, flour, and baking soda.
    2. 2
      Add shortening.
    3. 3
      Prepare filling by mixing chopped dates, hot water, brown sugar, and vanilla.
    4. 4
      Put 1/2 dry mix in a baking pan.
    5. 5
      Add filling.
    6. 6
      Top with rest of dry mix.
    7. 7
      Bake 20 minutes at 350, or until well browned.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 05, 2002


      Donna, give your Grandma Lucy a big hug from me! I made these on Friday afternoon to serve with Saturday lunch. By 4 PM there wasn't much left, in spite of the fact that I told everyone to leave them alone. I quickly made up another batch and hit them in the fridge. I served them on Saturday warm with some vanilla ice cream on the side, and most people asked for seconds, one even had thirds! Thanks for a fantastic recipe, this one is a winner!

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    • on May 29, 2007


      My Squares didn't turn out so well. The recipe did not specify pan size, but I used an 8X8 baking pan (since it yields 8 servings) and the baking time was not nearly long enough. Even after 35 minutes the top didn't brown. Seems like there was not enough shortening (the pastry was so crumbly that most of it fell off). Also, faced with several sizes of packaged dates, I don't know if I should have used more or fewer dates (my package yeilded 1.5 cups). If I made them again, I would use a larger baking pan, and more shortening so that the pastry would hold together and not flake off. The flavor was good, and I liked the enthusiasm of the introduction which is why I selected this recipe to try over some others.

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    • on January 27, 2007


      Pretty freaking outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Grandma Lucy's Date Squares

    Serving Size: 1 (119 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 544.7
    Calories from Fat 196
    Total Fat 21.7 g
    Saturated Fat 5.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 175.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 80.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
    Sugars 39.8 g
    Protein 8.1 g

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