Author/Submitted by: Betty Crocker's Cookbook
packed brown sugar
margarine or butter,
all-purpose* or whole
cut-up pitted dates
-- (1 pound)
*If using self-rising flour,
salt and baking soda.
Prepare Date Filling (below); cool. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease
rectangular pan, 13 X 9 X 2 inches. Mix brown sugar and margarine. Mix in
remaining ingredients until crumbly. Press half of the crumb mixture
evenly in bottom of pan. Spread with Date Filling. Top with remaining
crumb mixture, pressing lightly.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until light brown; cool slightly. Cut into 2 X
1-1/2-inch bars. 36 BARS; 135 CALORIES PER BAR.
DATE FILLING Cook all ingredients over low heat 10 minutes, stirring
constantly, until thickened.