Old Fashioned Date Squares

Old Fashioned Date Squares are an easy to bake  classic bar cookie with  dates, oats and pecans, perfect for the lunch box.
Old Fashioned Date Squares

Old Fashioned Date Squares

By Sue Lau |  Palatable Pastime

Old Fashioned Date Squares is my recipe of the day with the blogging group From  Our Dinner Table.  We gather weekly  on Sundays to  post  recipes on specific topics.

This week we are sharing  recipes using stone fruit.

Old Fashioned Date Squares

I  decided to share a version of date bars that I like which  is very old-fashioned. It is very much a simple bar  cookie. It differs from date bars with a cooked filling, and thusly all that much easier to make.

Still, it has tons of fruit flavor from the dates. It is perfect for packing into lunches or having with a cup of hot tea, coffee or cold milk.

Enjoy this blast from the past as we share favorite recipes using stone fruits this week.


From Our Dinner Table

Scrumptious Stone Fruit Recipes

We share Recipes From Our Dinner Table! Join our group and share your recipes, too! While you’re at it, join our Pinterest board, too!

Old Fashioned Date Squares

Old Fashioned Date Squares

You Might Also Like:

Earl Grey Tea Bread

Earl Grey Tea Bread has a citrus flavored and tea infused batter littered with an abundance of currants, dates and walnuts.

Earl Grey Tea Bread

Gourmet Fruit and Nut Crisps

Easy to  make homemade gourmet fruit and nut crisps (crackers) are perfect for all your lightly sweet cheese spreads or even peanut butter.

Gourmet Fruit and  Nut Crisps

Devils on Horseback

Bacon-wrapped almond-stuffed dates with a devilishly sweet and spicy glaze make a perfectly elegant party nibble.

Devils on Horseback

Cranberry Date Bars

Traditional layered date bars with a holiday twist of cranberry and orange, which brings a bright festive flavor to this bar cookie treat.

Cranberry Date Bars

Hermit Cookies

Hermit Cookies are old-fashioned spice cookies with nuts and assorted dried fruit, like some grandmas used to make.

Hermit Cookies

Old Fashioned Date Squares

Old Fashioned Date Squares

Sue Lau
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16

Equipment

  • 9-inch square glass baking pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • powdered sugar (topping)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Spray a 9-inch square glass baking pan with nonstick spray or liberally grease.
  • Combine the butter and brown sugar until creamy, then add eggs, blending again until smooth.
  • Add flour, oats, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and baking soda, stirring until it becomes a smooth batter.
  • Fold in the dates and pecans.
  • Spread evenly in the baking pan and bake for 20 minutes or until firm and lightly browned on top.
  • Dust with powdered sugar when cool, and slice into squares.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword bar cookies, date bars

Old Fashioned Date Squares

Join my recipe group on Facebook for more recipes from blogger friends around the world!

Palatable Recipes

One response

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: