Matrimonial Bars


a yummy date bar that is super easy to make

Serves 10

1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup melted butter

Date filling:  
3 cups pitted dates
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350° F.  In a bowl, combine rolled oats, flour, soda, 1 cup brown sugar, salt and butter.  Press half this crumb mixture into a greased 8-inch (2L) square baking dish.  

Date filling:  In a small saucepan over low heat, cook dates, sugar and water until thickened and smooth, about 10 minutes.  Add lemon juice, walnuts  and mix well.  Spread over crumb layer. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over filling and bake for 35 minutes or until lightly browned.  

Matrimonial Bar Recipe
Matrimonial Bars

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