Oat-Date Bars

Oat-Date Bars

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based on 8 reviews
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15 min.
35 min.
16 bars

Try this delicious and light Oat-Date Bars recipe during the holidays or any time of year. Your family and friends will love them.


  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) chopped dates
  • 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 1 tablespoon SPLENDA® Sugar Blend for Baking
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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PREHEAT oven to 400° F. Grease 8-inch-square baking dish.

COMBINE dates, evaporated milk, SPLENDA® Sugar Blend for Baking and vanilla extract in medium saucepan. Cook, over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.

BEAT butter and SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. With floured fingers, press half of crust mixture onto bottom of prepared baking pan. Spread date filling over crust. Top with remaining crust.

BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Serve warm. Cut into bars.

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Good Recipe, Too much fat

This is a good recipe. The filling in the middle gives good taste. However, I prefer less fat in a recipe and substituted most of the fat with applesauce. The fat I use is a mixture of melted butter and polyunsaturated oil and sometimes olive oil to limit the amount of saturated fat.

- Mary El-Saleh from Cincinnati, OH

Very good and nutritous

I substituted whole wheat for all the flour and skipped the splenda and added 1/8 cup molases.

- Christine Hanson from Eagle River, AK

as good as I remembered

I haven't had these bars since I was a kid,my mom never wrote the recipe down so it was lost when she passed. It brought back memories and it tasted great.


Oat-Date Bars

This was delicious. I have a recipe like this one. But your recipe was so much better for us.


Tasty treat

I had many dates that needed to be used up and searched for a recipe. This one fit the bill. I was happy with the way they turned out, even though I used regular sugar instead of Spenda.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 16

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 160
  • Calories from Fat: 60
  • Total Fat: 6g (10% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 4g (19% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 15mg (5% of DV)
  • Sodium: 160mg (7% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 24g (8% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (7% of DV)
  • Sugars: 14g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 4% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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