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    Old Fashioned Date Bars

    Source of Recipe

    Dianag at TOH

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    List of Ingredients


    1 lb. pitted dates

    1 c. brown sugar

    2 1/4 c. water

    1/2 c. walnuts, chopped

    Chop dates, combine with water, sugar, and nuts. Cook over low heat until thick like jam.


    2 c. sfted flour

    1 c. brown sugar, firmly packed

    1/2 tsp. baking soda

    1 tsp. baking powder

    1/2 c. butter

    2 c. rolled oats

    1/2 c. vegetable shortening


    Sift flour, baking soda, and baking powder into mixing bowl. Stir in the oats and sugar. Work in the butter and shortening with your fingers, until crumbly. Grease a 9x13 pan and press down with finger tips half of the dough mixture. Top with cooled date filing. Top with remaining crumbs. Bake in a pre-heated oven, 350 degrees, for 45 minutes. Cut when cooled.




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