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Date-Nut Squares

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Ingredients
  Dates 3 Cup (48 tbs), chopped (pitted)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs) (firmly packed)
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Quick cooking oat 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs) (uncooked)
Directions

Combine dates, water and the 1/2 cup sugar; boil 5 minutes or until thickened.
Cool slightly; add nuts; set aside.
Cream butter: gradually add brown sugar and continue beating until blended.
Add flour, salt and oats.
Pack two-thirds of mixture evenly and firmly on bottom of greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch pan: spread with date mixture.
Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over top; press down lightly.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
Cool in pan or on wire rack.
Cut Into squares.

Recipe Summary

Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Date

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