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Melissa Dallas

As filling in the classic Dromedary Date bars recipe below (or thumbprint cookies)

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Posted to Thread #31139 at 9:56 pm on Oct 15, 2019

1-8 ounce package Dromedary Chopped Dates
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar -- firmly packed
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine -- melted
1/2 cup walnuts -- chopped

Combine dates and water in saucepan, bring to boil over medium heat, reduce to low heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla. In another bowl combine oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Mix well. Stir in butter till evenly mixed. Spread 2 1/2 cups oat mixture in bottom of 13x9 pan. Press gently to form crust. Top with date filling. Combine walnuts with remaining oat mixture, sprinkle over date filling, gently press down. Bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares.

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