How to make it

  • Make the filling: Boil dates, sugar, and water until thick, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Add 1 TBSP butter, the vanilla, and the walnuts.
  • Set aside to cool a bit.
  • Prepare the crust: Combine all dry ingredients with the melted butter.
  • Firmly press half of the mixture into a lightly greased 13 x 9 pan.
  • Cover with filling mixture and top with remaining half of crust mixture.
  • Press lightly.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • NO LONGER THAN THAT!
  • Cut into squares when cool.
Date filling, set aside to cool slightly.   Close
Mix the crust ingredients.   Close
Spread the filling on the bottom crust.   Close
Lightly press down on the top crust.   Close
mmmm, dates and nuts!   Close

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    " It was excellent "
    granmabmw ate it and said...
    crunchie, moist date filling.
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    " It was excellent "
    wrigggit ate it and said...
    Oh yum!Thanks for the recipe- my kids will love you for it!
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  • cherielee 11 years ago
    wow, I had the boxed stuff when I was a kid too! Mom made it every Christmas I can't wait to try your recipe it sounds wonderful. Thanks
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  • sewman688 11 years ago
    I made these last night-it was all I could do, not to eat the whole pan by myself!My Mom used a boxed mix when I was a kid to make date bars.They discontinued it years ago. I've been looking for and trying different recipes for sometime now. This one wins! My holidays will taste complete again now that I have date bars for the cookie platters! Thanks!
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  • invisiblechef 11 years ago
    Thanks so much! great post.
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  • jancameronwatts 11 years ago
    I too had this alot when I was a kid, but it came from a box, they don't make it anymore.
    The nuts were the only addition from the one I recall.
    I did need to make about 1/2 the oat mixture more, to give enough for the top.
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    I love dates.... and I like the way this sounds... Thanks for a wonderful post..
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