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Oatmeal Date Bars

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  Dates 3 Cup (48 tbs), chopped
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Whole wheat flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Quick cooking roiled oats 2 Cup (32 tbs)

Combine the chopped dates and water in a medium saucepan.
Simmer 5 to 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
To prepare the dough, cream together the brown sugar, shortening, egg, and vanilla in the Bosch bowl.
Combine the whole wheat flour, salt, baking soda, and rolled oats in a separate bowl, and gradually add to the creamed ingredients.
Mix well.
Divide dough in half.
Press half the dough into a 9 x 13inch baking dish.
Spread the cooled dates over the dough.
Sprinkle the remaining dough evenly on top, pressing down lightly.
Bake in a 375° F.
Oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
While warm, cut into bars and remove from pan.
NOTE: Raisins, chopped dried apricots, or other dried fruits may be used in place of the chopped dates.
Fruit may be sweetened with honey, if needed.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6945 Calories from Fat 2215

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 253 g389.1%

Saturated Fat 59.8 g298.9%

Trans Fat 27 g

Cholesterol 211.5 mg70.5%

Sodium 3471.6 mg144.6%

Total Carbohydrates 1148 g382.7%

Dietary Fiber 122.5 g489.9%

Sugars 559.7 g

Protein 127 g254.6%

Vitamin A 6.4% Vitamin C 3.6%

Calcium 75.5% Iron 167.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Oatmeal Date Bars Recipe