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Microwave Date Squares

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Ingredients
  Dates 1 Pound, chopped
  White sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), mixed with pineapple juice
  Pineapple juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), mixed with water (As Required)
  Crushed pineapple 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Rolled oats 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Brown sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Soft butter/Margarine 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs) (Start With 1 Cup And Add As Needed)
  Salt 1 Dash
Directions

Place cut up dates, sugar, vanilla and water in a medium sized microwave bowl and cook 3 min on high.
Add pineapple and stir well.
Cook 3 more min on high.
Let stand to cool, or place in refrigerator to speed cooling.
In a large bowl, combine remaining dry ingredients and blend well.
Add softened butter, not melted, and blend into mixture until it resembles coarse bread crumbs.
Place half of crumb mixture into an 8" square pan.
Spread date mixture evenly over all.
Cover with other half of the crumb mixture and pat down.
Cook 4 min on high.
Pat down.
Cook 2-4 more min on high.
Cool.
Cut into bars.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Date
Cook Time: 
13 Minutes

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