A – Z Blogging Challenge – D

My husband’s favourite!!


 Date Squares


1 1/2 cups flour
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup butter (softened)


1 pound pitted, chopped dates
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup boiling water

Mix base ingredients together and press half into bottom of buttered 9″x13″ baking pan.  Set aside.  Put filling ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring until thickened.  Spread filling over prepared base and then cover with remaining base mixture.  Press lightly. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 – 30 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool before cutting and store in airtight container.


  1. Christine says:

    Nice one! Thanks.

  2. Mmm dates. Another great recipe, thanks! :)

  3. Sweetman may eat those for breakfast. Always trying to find something half-way decent for him to eat. He eats a lot of crap.

  4. K.C. Woolf says:

    Great idea, I'll need to try this.

    BTW, your Artichoke dip inspired my 'D is for Dips'. Thanks!

  5. Yum! Sounds great!

  6. Katerina says:

    They sound delicious!

  7. Pegasuslegend says:

    healthy for sure!

  8. I'm visiting from the A-Z today…love the recipe theme! I enjoy cooking and will look forward to trying some of these dishes.

    I guess I qualify as an older mom…I prefer the word 'experienced' : )

  9. Manzanita says:

    Another good recipe. I passed the choc/pistaschio one on already.. Appreciate your yummy blog.

  10. Awesome, now I WANT some! ;-)

  11. baygirl32 says:

    ummm, so when are you going to be popping them in the mail?


  12. Name: Luana Krause says:

    This looks so good! Nice to have a blog challenger posting recipes! LOVE IT!

  13. Sig Wynne-Evans says:

    Sounds very tasty!!


  14. Amanda Trought says:

    Monica, these recipes sound delicous. I'm going to try this one. I think your blog is great by the way!


  15. Margaret Hall says:

    Oooops~! Now I must add these ingredients for the list for the store…Thanks, you have made the list for the desserts for "take with" to a meeting…
    Great "D"…
    See you soon…

  16. Hello!
    I saw you left a comment on my blog that you were following me, so I’m stopping by to follow you back!
    If you could follow me on Facebook/Twitter, that would be awesome!!
    Thanks for your time!

  17. J.L. Campbell says:

    Sounds delicious and it healthy too.

  18. I love dates. Another great recipe for the new recipe book I am going to have to purchase for all these gems!

  19. Better is Possible says:

    I love date bars. I've never made them and am looking forward to trying your recipe.

  20. just reading the recipe made me drool!LOL
    thanks for visiting my 'D'. returning back the love :)

  21. Nick Thomas says:

    Date Squares look better than square dates!

  22. Thisisme. says:

    You're giving us some lovely recipes here! Thank you! I am going to try them all out.

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