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Almond Squares

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Ingredients
  Dates 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Brown sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Whole wheat flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Almonds 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), chopped
  Quick cooking rolled oats 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted (1 stick)
Directions

1. Combine dates, water and 1/2 cup of the sugar in a medium-size saucepan; bring to boiling; lower heat; simmer 15 minutes, or until mixture thickens; remove from heat.
2. Combine whole wheat flour, almonds, oats, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, baking soda and salt in a medium-size bowl; toss in melted butter or margarine until well blended.
3. Pat half the crumb mixture into a well greased 9x9x2-inch baking pan; spread date mixture over; sprinkle with remaining crumbs.
4. Bake in slow oven (325°) 25 min utes, or until topping is set; cool in pan on wire rack; cut into 16 squares

Recipe Summary

Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Nut

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