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Oatmeal and Date Bars (VRP 034)

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Oatmeal and Date Bars

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Rolled Oats Crust

Oatmeal and Date Bars


Rolled Oats Crust

  • 3/4 cup shortening (part butter)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats


  • 2 cups dates, cut up
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water


Rolled Oats Crust

  1. Cream the shortening, butter, and brown sugar
  2. Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt
  3. Combine the flour mixture with the creamed mixture and add the rolled oats
  4. Place half the crumb mixture a greased pan
  5. Flatten with hands


  1. In a saucepan, combine the dates and sugar in the water and cook over low heat until thickened
  2. Cool
  3. Spread over the crumbled oats in the pan
  4. Spread the remaining crumbled oats over the dates
  5. Bake until the crust turns brown

Oatmeal and Date Bars


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Monday 22nd of February 2016

I love this because I Stock pile but it costs so much. Dehydrating is just pcinikg up a few extra fruits or veggies that I would pick up anyways! It saves money and still allows me? to add to my food storage!

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