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  • Grandma's Date Squares

  • Ingredients

    • 1 cup flour
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1 tsp. baking soda
    • 2 1/2 cups oats
    • 1 cup brown sugar
      (The dates are naturally sweet. So, diabetics, or those who would like to, can skip this step.)
    • 3/4 cup melted margarine

      Date paste:

      • 1 cup or 1/2 lb. dates
      • 1/2 cup water
      • 1/2 cup brown sugar

    Directions

    Mix together first 6 ingredients. Dice dates and add water. Cook until tender. Add brown sugar and cook until thick. Put one-half of oat mixture in greased 12x8 inch pan. Press down. Spread with date filling. Top with remaining oat mixture and press down. Bake 20 minutes at 375°. Cut in squares while warm. Cool in pan. Yields 24 squares.

    Nutritional analysis per square:

    • Calories: 182
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg.
    • Fat: 6 g.
    • Sodium: 133 mg.
    • Calories from fat: 30%

    From Rhode Island Hospital's Healthy Cooker