Messy Date Squares

Delicious if you like Date Squares

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Ingredients

In a sauce pan add:
-3 cups of dates
-1 cup of water
-2 tbsps. of lemon juice
-3 tbsps. of brown sugar
-1/2 tsp. baking soda
cook at slow boil till dates are melted

In a mixing bowl put in:
3/4 brown sugar
-3/4 cup of softened butter
-1 cup of flour
-1 3/4 cups of quick rolled oats
-1/4 tsp. of baking powder
(If you want a thicker top and bottom like I have in the picture, double the dry ingredients)

Preparations

Oven goes to 350 , in an 8x8 pan
make sure the pan is greased and floured

Put the bottom rolled oats base in the pan as thin or thick as you want
Next, put in the cooked dates, spread it out well
Lastly, put the top coat on
Should be done in about 50 minutes, lightly browned or do like i do , let your nose tell you when its done :P