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Simple, wholesome date Bars, Matrimonial cake in Canada

Date Bars, Matrimonial Cake

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 36 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Description

A wholesome, fruit filled dessert in about an hour!


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Ingredients

  • 3 cups chopped pitted dates (1 lb)
  • 1 1/2cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1cup butter, softened (or Earth Balance for vegan version)
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Combine dates, water, and 1/4 cup sugar over low heat until thickened, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes
  3. Cool 5 minutes
  4. Grease the bottom and sides of 13×9-inch pan
  5. Cream the brown sugar and butter until well mixed
  6. Stir in flour, oats, baking soda and salt until crumbly
  7. Press half of the crumb mixture evenly in bottom of pan
  8. Spread the date mixture over the bottom crust
  9. Top with remaining crumb mixture; press lightly
  10. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until light brown
  11. Cool 5 minutes in pan
  12. Cut into 6 rows by 6 rows while warm


Notes

Recipe can be halved and made in a 8×8-inch square pan.