Maple Date Bars

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1-3/4 cups chopped dates
¾ cup water
1/3 cup maple syrup
2/3 cup sugar
½ cup margarine, softened
1 cup flour
1 cup old-fashioned oats
¼ teaspoon baking soda

Combine dates, water and maple syrup in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Cool. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream together margarine and sugar. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Remove 2 cups of batter and press into bottom of a greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Spread date mixture over crust. Sprinkle with remaining flour mixture. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack before cutting into bars. I like to store these in the refrigerator.

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  1. Made them for shabbat dinner and they were super tasty!! Everyone really enjoyed these! Next time I will double up on the filling – the best part. Thanks for another great recipe!!

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