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Matrimonial Cake

 

These cake-like bars are great for breakfast or snack. For the filling, you can use whatever your favorite dried fruits to substitute the dates.
470

Yield

36

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

50

min

Ready

60

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
packed
*
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup butter
softened
Filling
2 cups dates
chopped, pitted
½ cup sugar
granulated
1 teaspoon lemon juice
¾ cup water
boiling

Directions

Filling:

In saucepan, cook dates, sugar, lemon juice and water over medium heat, stirring often, until the dates are soft, about 15 minutes.

Let cool.

In a bowl, combine flour, rolled oats, sugar, baking soda and salt; blend in butter until mixture is crumbly.

Pat half onto bottom of 9 inch square pan.

Spread filling evenly over the top.

Sprinkle with the remaining flour mixture, patting lightly.

Bake in a 350℉ (180℃) oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until nicely browned.

Let cool; cut into squares. Makes 36 Squares.

Variation:

Mincemeat Squares: Use 2 cups mincemeat instead of date filling.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 34g (1.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 11634% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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