Double Stuff Date Squares.

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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