This recipe was written on a lined index card and found in a large collection, date unknown. I’ve typed it below along with a scanned copy (front side only).
Melba’s Date Nut Bars
Filling – Cook until thick:
1 1/2 cup sliced dates
2/3 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
2 T lemon juice
1 C brown sugar
3/4 c shortening
1 1/4 c rolled oats
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 t salt
Combine b. sugar, oats, flour, salt. Cut in shortening until coarse crumbs.
Spread half mixture in shallow pan. Cover with filling.
Spread remaining mixture over filling.
20 – 25 min.
Thank you so much for this recipe!
Since last Christmas, I have misplaced my mother in laws recipe for her date nut bars. She made them every Christmas for 45 years. I took over the job about 8 years ago!
I have searched the web for a similar variety. I think this is it~!