Date Squares

Date Squares

Occasionally my mother would make date squares when I was a child.  I never really liked them then but I have learned to love them as an adult.  Filled with oatmeal and sweet dates the squares are filling and tasty at the same time. Try one as a mid afternoon snack to get you through the day.


2 cups flourDate Squares

2 cups oatmeal

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cream of tartar

1 lb dates


2 tbsp flour

2 tbsp sugar


Filling – Boil pitted dates with some water, a little sugar and flour until dates are re-hydrated and soft. Mash with a potato masher.

Crumbs – Mix flour, oatmeal, butter, sugar, baking soda, and cream of tartar together until crumbly.

In a greased pan place 1/2 of the crumbs.

Spoon filling on top.

Cover with remaining crumbs and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Try with Cranberry Iced Tea

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