Sunday, October 17, 2010

Date Squares

The month of October is a very busy one for my family. We have so many birthdays to celebrate. This year, I cooked dinner for both my parents and made their favorite desserts. This is one my mom has fond memories of.  These date squares are so easy to make and great to bring to a party or potluck! I know you will enjoy them just as much as we did!

Crumb mixture:

1 3/4 cups quick oats
1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened


8 ounces chopped dates
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350F.

 To prepare crumb mixture, combine all ingredients and stir until well blended. Press half the mixture into a well-greased 8-inch square baking dish.
 To prepare filling, stir together all ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until bubbly and smooth. Pour filling evenly over crumb mixture.
 Spread remaining crumb mixture over filling. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Cut into squares and serve when cool.

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