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Date Nut Bars

Ingredients
  Cut up pitted dates 375 Milliliter
  Water 200 Milliliter
  Sugar 50 Milliliter
  Lemon juice 30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)
  Chopped walnuts 125 Milliliter
  All purpose flour 375 Milliliter
  Baking powder 5 Milliliter (1 Teaspoon)
  Baking soda 2 Milliliter (1/2 Teaspoon)
  Ground cinnamon 10 Milliliter (2 Teaspoon)
  Ground allspice 5 Milliliter (1 Teaspoon)
  Condensed tomato soup 1 Can (10 oz) (284 Milliliter)
  Packed brown sugar 325 Milliliter
  Eggs 2
  Salad oil 125 Milliliter
  Quick oats 250 Milliliter, uncooked
Directions

In 2 L (2 quart) glass casserole, combine dates, water, sugar and lemon juice; cover with lid or waxed paper.
Cook in microwave oven 6 minutes, stir twice.
Stir until mixture thickens; add nuts; cool slightly.
In large mixer bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices.
Add soup, brown sugar, eggs and oil.
Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes; stir in oats.
Spread half of soup mixture in greased 2 L (2 quart) shallow baking dish 30 x 20 x 5 cm (12 x 8 x 2 inches).
Spoon date filling on soup mixture; top with remaining soup mixture.
Place baking dish on inverted 1 L (1 quart) casserole in microwave oven.
Cook 15 minutes or until done, giving dish 1/4 turn every 4 minutes.
Place baking dish directly on heatproof surface.
Let cool completely before cutting.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Microwaving

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