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:
From Rhode Island Hospital's Healthy Cooker