Sunday, February 6, 2011

Date oat squares

February 8, 2011 This post was featured on FoodBuzz Top 9

2 cups dates
3 oz orange juice
4 oz butter or margarine softened
3 oz brown sugar
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cup rolled oats

In a glass bowl put the pitted dates with orange juice and microwave for about 5 minutes. Then press with a spoon to soften into a smooth paste. Put in a deep bowl to make sure it doesn't spill over.
This can also be done on the stove the amount of orange juice might need to be increased.

Mix butter and sugar, then add flour. Mix oats and combine with a fork until the mixture is a crumbly texture.

The bars can be baked in the oven or made in the microwave.
Put 2/3rd of crumb mixture on the dish, put the date filling and then the remaining crumb mixture. Bake at 350F for 25 minutes until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes then cut into squares.

For microwave.
Press about 2/3rd of the mixture into a square baking dish. Microwave for 3 minutes until firm.
Spread the date filling and top with remaining crumb and pat down lightly. Microwave for another 5 minutes.
The time depends on the strength of the microwave. If the microwave doesn't turn on its own, turn it half way through cooking.
Let stand for 10 minutes, cool completely then cut into squares.

This recipe adapted from the Jaffa pitted dates box and goes to CWF oats at Priya and bake off.
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103 comments:

  1. They look fantastic. I love the ingredients in the bars. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  2. mom use to make something similar these are easier cant wait to try them!

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  3. Woww those squares looks damn pretty and inviting Akheela..thanks for sending..

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  4. Looks very yummy, healthy bar to munch any time.

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  5. What a simple, delicious recipe! I love using whole wheat flour when I can...makes me feel a bit better about eating butter!

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  6. Thats a cute looking ....very healthy dessert....

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  7. My mum makes the best date squares, but these look pretty darn great too!

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  8. such a great treat, love dates desserts. thanks for sharing

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  9. great for those hunger pangs....u have been very creative...missed a lot of the postings for last 2months.....i loved the wool ball,orange basket very creative and the food ia awesome .....loved my revisit

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  10. This is so beautiful! Looks really delicious on those stunning photos!!!

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  11. So pretty and healthy - love the way you presented it. And do love dates.

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  12. These look really good! Will put them 'on my list' of must make!

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  13. wow those look so pretty :) thank you for kind words over Chef's Dennis blog :)

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  14. delicious and healthy bars,mouthwatering here..

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  15. wow...looks beautiful and delicious...nice one

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  16. Delicious and healthy snack,luks pretty!

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  17. date oat squares look awesome. Very healthy recipe as well. Children wold love them.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  18. very good and healthy treat...kids would love it!

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  19. Lovely dates squares...bookmarked it

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  20. Healthy breakfast squares. Love it.

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  21. Nice looking squares,bookmarked :)

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  22. Healthy and yummy! Love the addition of orange juice in the recipe...

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  23. These look fabulous! I love the simplicity and the whole wheat flour!! I have some dates kicking around...I may have to make these this week!!

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  24. delicious and a healthy treat..Also following u dear..Thanks for dropping by my blog

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  25. Looks sooo appetizing..
    Simple recipe and nutritious too…

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  26. Dates squares look so healthy and delicious.

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  27. Dates and oats both are my fav....looks super yumm

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  28. These look lovely and delicious...
    Reva

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  29. Oh yum - it's suppertime here now - I'd like one of these with a nice cup of tea :-)
    Sue

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  30. I really like these squares :) I found out that dates are good for desserts not that long ago..

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  31. these are like homemade nutrition bars.. easy and yummy!

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  32. Mmmmmm...so full of chewy goodness! I know I'd love them :)

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  33. I just love dates and oats together. Marriage in heaven!

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  34. delicious n healthy oat squares..

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  35. Both are my favorites,healthy and super yummy.

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  36. This is a great healthy recipe. Have to try.

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  37. Mmm, I love bars like this one! filling and nutritious snacks on the go.

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  38. wow, super delicious snack, looks yumm

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  39. I LOVE dates, and these oat squares look fantastic. Great recipe!

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  40. The date oat squares look real good. Just my type of tasty snack.

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  41. I think I could eat this all day long, because I love such delicious looking things :)

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  42. sounds fairly easy; on top of that nutrients-rich too :)

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  43. Looks so yummy! Great post! We'd love for you to share this recipe with us over at dishfolio.com!

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  44. Oooh I love dates. Whenever I buy them though, I just end up eating them raw cause I go through them too fast to bake anything with them. Next time I'll exercise some self control because these bars sound delicious!

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  45. Looks yummy! I've been cooking more with dates - so nutritious and delicious!

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  46. ooh healthy bars... bookmarked :)
    Hey i shared an award with u.. please follow this link :)
    http://tahemeemshaik.blogspot.com/2011/02/its-raining-awards.html

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  47. Aren't dates amazing? They are God's gift to man! Thank you for sharing these tasty photographs and your delicious recipe. You are a blessing!

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  48. This looks so good and its healthy yay! I need to find some use of rolled oats badly. Reminds me I have so much of it :)

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  49. Yum! Your nutritious date oat bars looks perfect for snacking!

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  50. what a pretty looking bars! congratulation on Top 9 today ! ^_^

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  51. Lovely! What size pan did you use?

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  52. Yummy! And what simple ingredients! when I first saw it, I assumed there were tons of ingredients! Great recipe, great photos!

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  53. oh... this looks great!The combination of orange juice with dates sounds lovely.Beautiful clicks!

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  54. Easy and healthy. This is a must try!

    Kristi

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  55. Healthy and delicious...Simple yet fantastic recipe

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  56. nice recipe..looks so yummy..loved teh click too

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  57. what can i say.. its elegant, beautiful and healthy!!!

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  58. Easy, quick and nutritious! I love how these come together easily - a blessing for busy parents and the photo showcases what I beleive to be heavenly flavor... Congrats on the Top 9!

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  59. oh god...........how many comments.......but its amazing.................

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  60. Nice picture and recipe tooo...a healthy desseret...i am sure the Kids going to love it..

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  61. Wow, all ur recipes really amaze me everytime I visit ur blog and then I wanna make what ever I see! That is a really good recipe involving some of my fav. flavors. leaving for a vacation soon n I guess this would be a MUST try and to go recipe.

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  62. what a delicious bar! I know they didn't last long, I certainly would have devoured them!
    Congrats on your top 9 today!
    Dennis

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    http://c1tr4sinau.blogspot.com/2011/02/bolu-coklat-kukus-bentuk-hati-steamed.html
    Hope U'll like it
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  64. Date and oats well double reasons to make them and enjoy them..these bars looks very delicious..now I do think we dont need to buy those boxed cereal bars :-)..hugs and smiles

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  65. Yum. Love the combination of dates and oats.... I'm salivating right now. Thanks!

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  66. amazing dish .. loving it totally

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  67. I love dates and these look really good :)

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  68. Congrats on the Top 9! Nicely done!

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  69. I make a bar quite like this. So healthy and delicious! I'll bet ya didn't know it's National Oatmeal month! Better then the processed bars you buy in the store! Yum!

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  70. Yummy and healthy snacks there, love the dates!

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  71. I wish i had one of these bars right now....

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  72. Congratulations on the top 9 today! How did I miss them yesterday? These squares look fantastic

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  73. Congrats on your feature...that's so cool! And yes, they look amazing...I love sticky sweet dates =)

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  74. Congrats on the top nine! They look delicious and the picture is gorgeous!

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  75. hi. The bars look so perfect and sound so healthy.


    FOODELICIOUS

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  76. I love date oat squares and yours look fantastic! Definitely need to make these! Thanks :).

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  77. Fabulous sweet. I really want to try this one.

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  78. Wow, so pretty and simple! I love dates, so I'm going to bookmark this. It might be even more simple than my regular date bars. Thanks, Lady:)

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  79. I really liked this recipe and have bookmarked it...you have amazing pictures and very diverse collection of recipes...will be subscribing and following your blog from now on! Take care and keep blogging!

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  80. looks like a great energy boosting bar! i'm considering adding in some walnuts too. :) saving this one for sure! ( http://cookmarked.com )

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