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Date Bars

What you need: 

8 oz chopped dates
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cup oatmeal
1-1/2 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup non-hydrogenated vegan margarine, melted
1/4 cup vegan maple syrup, or to taste

What you do: 

Simmer dates in water for 5 minutes. Add vanilla and set aside. Mix oats, flour, baking soda and salt. Pour melted margarine over all and mix well. Add maple syrup to taste and until it forms a dough. Place 2/3 of the dough on baking sheet, flatten and press to form crust. Pour date sauce over top, then sprinkle on remaining dough over top. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature. Cut in bars and serve. Cover with foil and store in fridge.

Preparation Time: 
40 min
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
8
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Can I substitute Agave for the Maple syrup??

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I weighed the dates, 8 oz of dates is 17 medium-sized deglet nour dates.

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OMG!  They sell these at a market place near me (or something like them) and I have been DYING to recreate them!  I will try and review as soon as I can.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!
haha

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I tweaked the recipe a little, and they came out great.

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