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Oatmeal Date Squares

Date barHot oatmeal date squares! Yummy!

This recipe will make 25 squares. Each square will be topped with sticky chewy dates and bottomed with flaky warm oatmeal.

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

1cup chopped dates

½ cup water

½ cup brown sugar

6 tablespoons butter

1 cup oatmeal

½ cup sugar

2 egg yolks

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, sifted

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 egg whites

1 cup brown sugar

 

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

2. Butter a square 8-inch baking pan. Sprinkle the bottom of the pan with oatmeal.

3.In a saucepan, boil dates with water and ½ cup brown sugar until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and cool.

4. In a bowl, combine butter, sugar, and egg yolks. Add vanilla extract, then flour and baking powder.

5. Pour batter into pan and top with dates.

6.In a separate bowl, beat egg whites into stiff peaks, add brown sugar and stir.

7. Pour egg whites over dates and bake 45 minutes. Cut into squares.

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