Very good.


  • 1 1/2 c pitted dates (8oz), chopped
  • 1 1/2 c orange juice
  • 2 1/2 c flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 3/4 c cold margarine, cut small
  • 1 c flaked coconut
  • 1 c chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 c quick cooking oats
  • powdered sugar, to sprinkle on top


Cook date and orange juice over medium heat 20-25 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally
to break up dates. Remove from heat. Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour, sugar and butter until coarse crumbs. Add coconut, nuts and oats, just until blended. Place 1/2 in greased 9x13". Cover with wax paper and press flat. (Remove paper). Spread filling to 1/2" of edges. Top with remaining oat mixture and flatten slightly. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on rack. Cut into bars and sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

depends on size of bars

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: recipe search engine...can't remember
Submitted By: Laura Massy
Old Fashioned Date Bars