Date Squares Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Butter/Margarine1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Firmly packed brown sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Sifted all purpose flour1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Baking soda1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Rolled oats1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Egg1 , beaten
 Date filling1 Cup (16 tbs) (1 recipe)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4679 Calories from Fat 1805

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 206 g316.5%

Saturated Fat 119.7 g598.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 695.3 mg

Sodium 2787.9 mg116.2%

Total Carbohydrates 664 g221.2%

Dietary Fiber 42.2 g168.7%

Sugars 337.6 g

Protein 66 g132.5%

Vitamin A 117.7% Vitamin C 1.2%

Calcium 46% Iron 129.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cream shortening and sugar well.
Sift flour, salt and baking soda together, and stir in.
Mix in rolled oats and egg.
Place 1/2 mixture in greased 13" x 9" cake pan or 2 8-inch square pans, and pat down firmly.
Spread with filling.
Cover with remaining crumb mixture, and pat lightly.
Bake at 350°F. 35 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool, cut in squares and remove from pan.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen medium bars or 4 dozen smaller ones.