Date Filled Cookie Bars

Date Filled Cookie Bars

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MARBALET 46

"The name says it all. A delicious bar cookie with rich date filling."

Ingredients

servings 279 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 279 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.4g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 84 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. In a medium saucepan bring the dates, sugar, water, lemon zest and orange zest to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly, then remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the rolled oats, flour, baking soda, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir in the walnuts and melted butter. Mixture will be somewhat crumbly. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the date filling evenly over the crust. Crumble the rest of the crust mixture over the filling, and pat down slightly.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Cut into bars while warm. Dust with confectioners' sugar when cooled.
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I have used this recipe many times, and it is my husband's favorite. Two tips: use less dates, two cups at most, or they are too rich. Also, toast your walnuts before chopping them for the crust...

Great recipe! Look no further for a recipe producing that old-fashioned oatmeal wdates and nuts flavors without the hassle of making individual cookies! The filling is very rich (and there was p...

These cookies are SO good! I wish I could give them 10 stars. And not too hard to make! A spatula works best for spreading the layers. Thank you!

This is the best recipe for Date Bars I've ever tried - and I've tasted many. Worth the effort.

FINALLY A DATE NUT BAR LIKE THE ONES MY MOTHER USED TO MAKE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THIS RECIPE. I HAVE SEARCHED FOR YEARS TRYING TO FIND THIS TYPE DATE NUT BAR - JUST LIKE THE BAKERY M...

The cookies were okay.. but just okay!

I used the recipe for the filling only and made hamantaschen. Excellent! Delicious and the cookies baked up quite nicely.

my oven might be off, but they needed another 12-15 minutes of cooking time.... I noticed there is no egg, and that may be why...all in all happy to have another recipe easily converted to a gl...

The easiest way to put on the top layer is to crumble it over the top in two passes. Then gently pat together. This is exactly the recipe that I was looking for. Delicious. My husband is m...