Date Bars!

I always need a little something sweet after every meal.  I try to look for healthy/natural sweets.  This time I decided to make my own dessert, a date bar.  I researched a few “easy” date bar recipes, but I didn’t have all of the required ingredients at home.  So, I decided to give it a little twist, and make my own recipe.  It’s really easy! Give it a try, and let me know how you like it!

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups dates, pitted and chopped

1 1/2 cups water

2 1/2 cups oats (I used Quaker Quick Oats)

1 tsp cinnamon

  1. Boil 1 1/2 cups of water in a medium pan.  Add 1 1/2 cups of pitted & chopped dates to boiling water.  Lower heat, and simmer covered. Approximately 10 minutes or once liquid is thick.
  2. After 10 minutes, remove from heat and stir the mix while breaking/squishing dates.
  3. Mix 2 1/2 cups of oats, and cinnamon in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the dates mixture to the oats mixtures.
  5. Mix well!
  6. Spray 8 x 8 baking tray with oil, and pour the mixture into the tray.  The mixture should be thick.
  7. Spread out the mixture evenly, and drizzle with honey.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  9. Let cool, and serve warm or cold. (Sprinkle a little icing sugar!)

Thank you for stopping by!

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