Date Bars

Recipe by papergoddess
READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 36 bars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Date Filling: Mix 3 cups chopped dates (1 lb.) with 1/4 cup sugar and 1 1/2 cups water in saucepan.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes or until thickened; Cool.
  • Grease 13x9 baking pan.
  • Crust Mixture: Cream butter, shortening, and brown sugar.
  • Mix in remaining ingredients.
  • Press half the mixture in bottom of pan.
  • Spread with filling.
  • Top with remaining crumble mixture, pressing lightly.
  • Bake at 400°F 25 to 30 minutes or until light brown.
  • While warm, cut into bars about 2 inches X 1 1/2 inches.
  • VARIATION: You can omit date filling and substitute 1 cup of your favorite jam.
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