Date Pecan Bars

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
24 Date Pecan Bars

Ingredients
  • Date Pecan Filling:
  • 3 cups dates, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • Cookie Base:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups sifted unbleached allpurpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
Directions
  • To prepare filling, mix together dates, sugar and water in saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened (about 10 minutes). Allow to cool. Add pecans.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream butter and brown sugar. Combine remaining ingredients and stir into butter mixture until well blended. Press half of the filling into a 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Spread with cooled filling. Cover with remaining filling mixture, patting lightly. Bake until lightly browned (approximately 25 to 30 minutes). Cool and cut into bars.


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