Date Filled Cookie Bars14 Reviews
“The name says it all. A delicious bar cookie with rich date filling.” - by MARBALET
Original recipe yields 1 -9x13 inch pan
- 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.
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
- 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.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Cut into bars while warm. Dust with confectioners' sugar when cooled.
Amount Per Serving (24 total)
- 279 cal
- 11.3 g
- 44.4 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (14)Rate This Recipe
"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. The ..." See morecombo of toasted walnuts, butter, dates - SO good, and very similar to those my mom used to make. Thanks for the recipe."
"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 plenty ..." See moreof it), so I cut the bars thin and had far more than 24. Deducted one star only because I had a hard time putting the top half of the pastry in place. Guess I need practice. Thanks Holly!"
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