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Medjool Date Bars

Course: Dessert
Servings: 12 bars
Author: Rachel Alexandra

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Joolie's dates pitted
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sucanat
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter chilled

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, add the dates and water. Bring to a boil, before reducing heat and simmering for about five minutes.
  • Remove from heat and set aside. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper.
  • Add the oats to a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. In a large bowl, whisk the oats, flour, sucanat, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Cut the butter butter into small pieces and use a pastry blender to incorporate it into the dry ingredients. If your food processor is big enough, you can also mix it in there.
  • Put ⅔ of the mixture into the baking dish and press it down until it evenly covers the bottom.
  • Place the dates in the food processor and pulse until you achieve a smooth, thick paste. Spread it over layer of dough in the baking dish and smooth it out using an offset spatula.
  • Crumble the rest of the dough on top. Bake for 30 minutes and let cool before slicing. Store in the refrigerator