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Date Nut Bars Recipe Card – Handwritten

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.

Bake 400°
20 – 25 min.