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Date Bars (VRP 034)

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Date Bars

Date Bars

Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 box dates, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup Crisco
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup white sugar


  1. Place the dates, water, and sugar in a saucepan
  2. Bring to boil
  3. Remove from stove and stir until cold
  4. Cream the brown sugar and Crisco together
  5. Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt
  6. Blend the flour mixture into the creamed mixture and then add the oatmeal
  7. Pour into into a 9" x 9" pan one layer of oatmeal mixture in pan
  8. Spread the date over oatmeal mixture then spread another layer of oatmeal over dates
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until brown
  10. Cut into bars

Date Bars

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