These sweet yet hearty bars combine sticky dried dates and chewy rolled oats in perfect matrimony.
Why This Recipe Works
These sweet yet hearty bars combine sticky dried dates and chewy rolled oats in perfect matrimony. A butter and flour mixture flavored with brown sugar and cinnamon comes together quickly in the food processor; then we stir in the oats by hand to keep them whole. Half of the mixture becomes the crust of the bars, pressed into a pan and baked until golden brown. After pureeing cooked dates into a smooth filling, we layer it over the crust and top it with the remaining oat mixture for a crumbly, crunchy, buttery topping.
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