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Oatmeal Date Bars


Oatmeal Date Bars

Oatmeal Date Bars

Yield

Makes about 2 dozen bars

Ingredients

2 packages (18 ounces each) refrigerated oatmeal raisin cookie dough
2-1/2 cups uncooked old-fashioned oats, divided
2 packages (8 ounces each) chopped dates
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 13X9-inch baking pan. Let both doughs stand at room temperature about 15 minutes.
  2. For topping, combine 3/4 of one package of dough and 1 cup oats in medium bowl; beat until well blended. Set aside.
  3. For crust, combine remaining 1-1/4 packages dough and remaining 1-1/2 cups oats in large bowl; beat until well blended. Press dough evenly onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile for filling, combine dates, water and sugar in medium saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Boil 3 minutes; remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Spread date mixture evenly over partially baked crust; sprinkle evenly with topping mixture.
  5. Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until bubbly. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 bar (1/24th of recipe)
Sodium 125 mg
Protein 4 g
Fiber 3 g
Carbohydrate 49 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Saturated Fat 2 g
Total Fat 9 g
Calories from Fat 27 %
Calories 281

Dietary Exchange

Fat 1.5
Starch 3

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