About this recipe:The name says it all. A delicious bar cookie with rich date filling.
Makes: 24 bars
455 g dates, pitted and chopped
200 g white sugar
120 ml water
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 teaspoons orange zest
120 g rolled oats
220 g all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
220 g packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
115 g chopped walnuts
225 g butter, melted
40 g confectioners' sugar for dusting
Directions Prep:30min › Cook:30min › Ready in:1hr
In a medium saucepan bring the dates, sugar, water, lemon zest and orange zest to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly, then remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
In a medium bowl, stir together the rolled oats, flour, baking soda, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir in the walnuts and melted butter. Mixture will be somewhat crumbly. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the date filling evenly over the crust. Crumble the rest of the crust mixture over the filling, and pat down slightly.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Cut into bars while warm. Dust with confectioners' sugar when cooled.