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2 1/2 cups pitted dates, cut up
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon water
Add dates, white sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Cook and stir until very thick and liquid is absorbed. Cool.
Sift the flour, salt and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. Add brown sugar and oats. Cut in the softened butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon water over mixture and stir lightly. Press half the oat mixture into the bottom of a 13×9 inch pan sprayed with Pam. Spread the date mixture on top and cover with the remaining oats. Press lightly and bake for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool and cut into bars.
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