I’m back again this week, I told you I would be following up on my Hello Dolly Bars with a healthier “bar”. These are Hubby’s absolute favorite, and it is actually my mother-in-law’s recipe. They are easy to make and like I said before, a nice breakfast bar. I’ve used different types of dried dates, regular dried dates in their original form or the smaller dried dates that are processed (not processed like a Cheeto-“I still love you Cheetos!”) and coated in flour.
Date Bars (family recipe)
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/3 cup canola oil (I use coconut oil, heated in microwave until liquid)
- 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup nuts (I use pecans, but you can use whatever you desire)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 8 ounces (1 cup) dried dates
- 3/4 cup water (add incrementally, may need less than 3/4 cup)
Place dates and water in a small pot over low to medium heat, cover and simmer gently for about 10 minutes or until soft. Remove from heat and stir until mixture becomes thick.
Mix the ingredients listed above and spread half on the bottom of a greased 8×8 inch pan (pat down into what will be the bottom crust). Spread with date filling and crumble the rest of the oat mixture on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and cut into squares.
Hubby, my parents and I are heading up to Whistler, British Columbia for the long Labor Day weekend. Hubby and my Dad will be playing some golf, my Mom and I will be getting facials and doing some shopping. It’s a much-needed getaway that I’m looking forward to.
I will see my RE next Wednesday to figure out our next move on the IVF journey. But, for now, I’ll be enjoying myself and trying to free my mind of all the worrying and heartache.
What are your Labor Day plans???!