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Oatmeal Date Squares

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These Oatmeal Date Squares are my passion ! Try these fruity cereal bars for your next breakfast. Tell me if you like these Oatmeal Date Squares.
Ingredients
  Pitted dates 8 Ounce, chopped (1 Package)
  Chopped walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Packed dark brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Quick cooking oats 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs) (2 Stick)
Directions

1. Combine dates, walnuts, sugar, water and lemon juice in a 1-quart glass measuring pitcher. Cook uncovered in microwave oven 8 minutes at High. Set aside.
2. Preheat convection oven to 375°F.
3. Combine flour, brown sugar, oats, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until well mixed and crumbly.
4. Pat two-thirds of crumb mixture in bottom of a greased 8-inch square glass baking dish. Spread on date mixture. Top with remaining crumb mixture.
5. Place dish on bottom metal rack. Cook in microwave/convection oven 20 to 25 minutes at Combination II, or until set in center. Cool and cut into squares.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Microwaving
Interest: 
Everyday

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