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Date Layers

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To anyone who loves to indulge in the goodness of dates! This Date Layers is a must-try. A truly healthy pick for an evening or mid-day snack!
Ingredients
  Pitted dates 1 Pound, cut
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Orange juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Orange rind 2 Teaspoon, grated
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sifted flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs), firmly packed
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Rolled oats 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs) (Uncooked)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Grease a 15 x 11-inch baking pan.

MAKING
2) In a saucepan, combine the dates, sugar, corn syrup, orange juice, orange rind, and salt.
3) Allow to boil.
4) Stir frequently and cook till thick.
5) Refrigerate.
6) Into a large bowl, sift together the flour, soda, and salt.
7) Add in the shortening and blend well using a fork.
8) Mix in the brown sugar and till smooth.
9) Stir in the oats.
10) Knead till well blended.
11) Add half the dough into the baking pan and spread evenly.
12) Taking 2 sheets of waxed paper, add the remaining dough and roll into a rectangle the same size as the pan.
13) Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
14) Add the date mix over the oatmeal layer.
15) Top with the chilled layer oatmeal mix.
16) Place in the oven at 350° F and bake for 30 minutes.
17) Cool and cut into squares.

SERVING
18) Serve as a delicious healthy snack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Date
Interest: 
Everyday

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