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Date Squares with Brown Sugar Oat Crust

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (6 Reviews)


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Delicious date squares, with chopped dates, oats, butter, and other ingredients. Use vanilla or maple flavoring in the date filling.


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • .
  • Date Filling:
  • 2 packages (16 ounces) chopped dates
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or maple extract


Combine filling ingredients in saucepan; simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes, or until mixture is thick. Set aside to cool.

Mix flour, oats, sugar, butter, soda, and salt; press about half of mixture in a greased and floured 9 X 13-inch pan.

Spread filling over the oat layer. Add remaining oat mixture and tamp it down down lightly with hands. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Cool completely before cutting.

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User Reviews

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 2 out of 5
Date squares, Member Merryonion

Cooking time is 20 minutes in this recipe. It should be 35 minutes. Product was pasty looking and had to be recooked.

12 out of 17 people found this helpful.

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