Old Fashioned Date Square

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
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Ingredients


Takes 1 ½ cups oatmeal, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup butter (not too soft), 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 ½ cups flour. Mix together until ingredients crumble.

Filling
Takes 1 pound dates, 1 cup water (substitute ½ cup orange juice/1/2 cup water), ¼ cup brown sugar. Cook over medium low until mixture is soft. Can use lemon pie filling instead of dates. Put half the filling into and 8 x 8 pan and then spread cooked dates. Top with remaining half of oatmeal mixture. Cook at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or so until golden. Enjoy!

Method


Takes 1 ½ cups oatmeal, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup butter (not too soft), 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 ½ cups flour. Mix together until ingredients crumble.

Filling
Takes 1 pound dates, 1 cup water (substitute ½ cup orange juice/1/2 cup water), ¼ cup brown sugar. Cook over medium low until mixture is soft. Can use lemon pie filling instead of dates. Put half the filling into and 8 x 8 pan and then spread cooked dates. Top with remaining half of oatmeal mixture. Cook at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or so until golden. Enjoy!

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