Soft & Crunchy Date Squares

READY IN: 45minsYIELD: 9 squares

INGREDIENTS

  • 1cupunbleached all-purpose flour
  • 12 teaspoonbaking soda
  • 18 teaspoonsea salt
  • 34 cupbutter, room temperature
  • 1cupbrown sugar (packed)
  • 1 34 cupsrolled oats
  • 1 12 cupsdates, pitted
  • 34 cupwater
  • 1teaspoonvanilla extract
  • NUTRITION INFO

    Serving Size: 1 (1062) g

    Servings Per Recipe:1

    Calories: 409.2

    Calories from Fat 149 g 37 %

    Total Fat 16.6 g 25 %

    Saturated Fat 9.9 g 49 %

    Cholesterol 40.7 mg 13 %

    Sodium 246.5 mg 10 %

    Total Carbohydrate63.7 g 21 %

    Dietary Fiber 3.9 g 15 %

    Sugars 39.5 g 158 %

    Protein 4.3 g 8 %

    DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, add flour, baking soda and salt; whisk until blended. Add butter and using a pastry cutter, combine with flour. Add brown sugar and rolled oats; stir until mixture is crumbly (don’t over mix). Scoop half of the flour-oat mixture into an 8 X 8 lightly buttered baking dish. With the back of a spoon compact it by pressing down gently; set aside. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • In a small saucepan, combine dates, water and vanilla extract. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and gently simmer until the dates are soft, stirring often; while cooking, mash them. Remove from the heat and cool off for about 5 minutes.
  • Spoon date mixture on bottom crust and level it out with a spatula. Add the remaining oat mixture and press down gently. Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into squares.
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