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Maple-Date Bars

A fabulous maple-date jam is sandwiched between a crumb crust and topping.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 30 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 50 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Calories 139 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

For the Filling:

  • 12 ounces pitted dates finely chopped (about 1¾ cups chopped)
  • ¾ cup water
  • cup maple syrup

For the Crust & Topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • cup granulated sugar
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Directions

  1. Combine the dates, water and maple syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook for 12 minutes, or until most of the liquid is absorbed, stirring frequently (the mixture will look like jam); cool completely.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan; set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, oats, baking soda and salt.
  4. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the dry ingredients, beat only until all dry ingredients have been moistened (the mixture will be crumbly).
  5. Measure out 2 cups of the crust mixture and press evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Spread the date mixture evenly over top, then sprinkle with the remaining crust mixture.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely before serving. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one bar

Nutrition Facts
Maple-Date Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 37mg2%
Potassium 120mg3%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.