Date Squares
2  cups chopped dates 
5  tablespoon brown sugar 
1  cup water 
2  cups flour 
1  teaspoon baking soda 
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2  cups chopped dates 
5  tablespoon brown sugar 
1  cup water 
2  cups flour 
1  teaspoon baking soda 
1/2  teaspoon salt 
2  cups butter  
2  cup packed brown sugar 
4  cups oats

1. Mix dates, 5 tablespoons brown sugar, and water in small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook, stirring often, until dates are soft enough to be mashed with a fork. Set aside.

2.In mixer bowl, blend flour, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles course crumbs. Stir in brown sugar and oats. Do not over mix. Mixture should stay crumbly.

3.Press half of crumb mixture over bottom of lightly buttered rectangle pan to form bottom crust. Gently spread date filling over bottom crust. Sprinkle remaining oat mixture over date filling. Lightly pat with palm of hand to even out. Bake for 25 minutes at 190 degrees. Cool completely and cut into squares.


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