Grandma Bessie’s Date Squares

For all of our sakes I am posting a recipe. That furball below is starting to gross me out. And that came off my dog…just from brushing her…after 10 minutes. I know. Ugh.

So let’s get back to basics. This recipe comes from an old friend…She’s not old. Actually, she’s really young. I’ve just known her for a long, long time. There are some good stories there, but I’ll have to save those for a rainy day. Anyway, this recipe comes to us courtesy of Molly.

“It’s something a little different and I think it goes best with fall and winter foods…but don’t wait ’till fall to make it and try it!!!”

Grandma Bessie’s Date Squares
Date Mixture:
1 pound chopped dates
1 cup brown sugar (light, packed)
1 cup boiling water
Pour water into pot w/ brown sugar and dates. Stir until blended.

1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine with:
2 cups instant Quaker oatmeal
Then add:
1 cup brown sugar

Gradually add:
1 cup melted butter
Mix above oatmeal mixture with fork.
Butter pan.
Line pan with 1/2 oatmeal mixture.
Spread dates
Top with remaining oatmeal mixture.
Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

Thank you Molly! Can’t wait to try it.



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5 responses to “Grandma Bessie’s Date Squares

  1. rhooby

    oh lordy, this is going to become mike’s favorite dessert!!!!!!

  2. katie

    is it wrong that I’ve never tried dates before? i might have to because this recipe sounds fantastic!

  3. rhooby

    yes, it’s wrong. dates are delishus!!!!

  4. Molly

    yay! so glad you posted it! enjoy!!!

  5. katie

    molly, as you can tell, rhooby, my mother in law loves it! fingers crossed she’ll make me some!

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