Similar to fig newtons but with dates! It uses honey to sweeten it instead of sugar which compliments the dates nicely. This recipe is from the American Wholefoods Cuisine cookbook.
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For the Filling
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons honey
For the Crust
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup oats
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup oil
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt. Stir in oil and honey until well blended together.
- Combine dates and water and simmer in a saucepan for about 5 minutes until soft and thick.
- Stir in honey.
- Pat only half of the crust into a greased 8x8 square pan making a thin layer all the way to the edges.
- Spread date filling over the crust smoothing it out so it covers all of the crust beneath it.
- Pat the remaining crust out on wax paper and transfer ontop of the date filling, remove wax paper.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes untili firm and golden.
- Cool in pan.
- Cut in small squares to serve. Enjoy!
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I liked these, but they weren't quite what I was expecting. I made them for a Rosh Hashanah dessert and they didn't seem quite rich enough. However, they were great for breakfast and snacks the next day. I would say they remind me of a good chewy granola bar.<br/><br/>I doubled the recipe and that worked fine. The only other change was that I "cooked" the dates and water in the microwave instead of on the stove.
These are definitely different! I found them a bit challenging because the ratios of crust to filling wasn't quite enough for my 8x8-inch pan. The layers were so thin that I believe it led to them overbaking a bit even though I didn't exceed the bake time. Also, I'm out of honey so I used agave nectar and they benefitted from that extra bit of sweetness! Thanks, Leah's Kitchen! Made for N*A*M*E tag game.