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Oatmeal Date Bars

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Ingredients
  Butter 125 Gram (1/2 Cup)
  Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All-purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Quick cooking oats 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
For filling
  Dates 1 Pound (500 Grams)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (250 Milliliter)
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

MAKING
2) Make a light and fluffy mix of the butter and sugar.
3) Combine the flour, salt and baking soda with the creamed mixture above.
4) Pour in the oats and mix until it gets crumbly. Once it is at this stage, set it aside.
5) In a saucepan, pit and chop the dates and mix with the sugar, water and cinnamon. Let it cook until it gets thick; then, allow it to cool slightly.
6) Now, spread half the oat mixture on the bottom of an 8-inch x 14-inch (20-cm x 35-cm) pan previously lined with wax paper. Press down firmly.
7) Spread on the Date Filling and then top with the remaining oat mixture. Press down gently.
8) Bake in a 350°F (180°C) oven for about 20 minutes.

SERVING
9) Cool and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Date
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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