Date Bars

Date Bars

Dessert ready in about an hour! Enjoy classic date filled bars in a new way - a wonderful treat.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:05

Hr:Mins

Makes

36

bars

Date Filling
3
cups chopped pitted dates (1 lb)
1 1/2
cups water
1/4
cup granulated sugar
Bars
1
cup packed brown sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 3/4
cups all-purpose* or whole wheat flour
1 1/2
cups quick-cooking oats
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
  1. In 2-quart saucepan, cook filling ingredients over low heat about 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Cool 5 minutes.
  2. Heat oven to 400°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening.
  3. In large bowl, stir brown sugar and butter until well mixed. Stir in flour, oats, baking soda and salt until crumbly. Press half of the crumb mixture evenly in bottom of pan. Spread with filling. Top with remaining crumb mixture; press lightly.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until light brown. Cool 5 minutes in pan on cooling rack. Cut into 6 rows by 6 rows while warm.
Makes 36 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
*If using self-rising flour, omit baking soda and salt.
Fig Bars:
Substitute 3 cups chopped pitted dried figs for the dates.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 85mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 25g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 17g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.