Date Bars

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Date Bars
These date bars are an excellent source of fibre, nutrients and vitamins as well as a tempting treat. 
 

180g rolled oats

260g plain flour, sifted

¼ tsp salt

270g soft brown sugar

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

280g unsalted butter, softened

30g roughly chopped raw almonds.

425g pitted dates, diced

310ml water

90g soft brown sugar

1 ¼ tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (about half a lemon’s worth)

Preheat the oven to 170°C o gas mark 3. Grease and line a 23cm square baking tray.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, salt, sugar and bicarbonate of soda. Add the butter and mix until crumbly. Press half the mixture into the bottom o the prepare tray.

In a small pan over a medium heat, combine the dates, water and brown sugar. Bring to the boil and cook until thickened. Stir in the lemon juice and remove from the heat. Spread the filling evenly over the base, then pat the remaining crumb mixture over the top. Sprinkle with the chopped almonds.

Bake in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes, or until the top is lightly toasted. Remove from the oven and allow to cool fully before cutting into the desired number of pieces.

Preparation Time
30 minutes

Cooking Time
25 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Fruit, Sugar

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Entertaining, Kids Food, Lunch Box

Level of Difficulty
Fiddly

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