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  • Serves: 24 Bars

Party Date Bars

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Category: Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • ----------------------------------FILLING----------------------------------
  • 2 c Pitted dates
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1 Orange; grated peel
  • 1/4 c Orange juice
  • 1/2 c Chopped nutmeats


1 c Sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 ts Soda
1/2 ts Salt
1 c Quaker Oats, uncooked
(quick or old-fashioned)
1 c Brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c Butter or margarine; melted

For filling, combine dates, sugar, orange peel and orange juice in
medium-sized saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally
until thickened. Cool. Stir in nutmeats.

For base, sift together flour, soda and salt. Add oats and sugar; mix
well. Stir in butter; mix until crumbly. Firmly press 2/3 of mixture
into greased 8-inch square baking pan. Spread filling evenly over
crumb base. Top with remaining crumb mixture; pack lightly. Bake in
preheated moderate oven (350 F.) 30 to 35 minutes. Cool; cut in bars.

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