Date nut bars or squares?

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by siduri, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. siduri

    siduri

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    I'm looking for a recipe that I remember as a kid, say 1950s or 60s. They were a kind of layered   date bar, or date nut bar.

    I can find tons of recipes for the bars where the dates (and nuts) are baked in a soft-chewy bar (where the dates are mixed into the dough) and then you cut them and roll them in confectioner's sugar while warm.  But what i'm looking for was made in layers - I believe with a sort of crumbly top layer, dates in the middle and some kind of ? crust ? on the bottom.

    They were very popular then, and i remember them being called date bars or date nut bars. 

    Could possibly have oatmeal in the topping part.  They were very popular then. 
     
  2. oli

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    I have been looking for perhaps the same recipe.  I got my recipe originally at a health food store, they had some fresh made ones in on a tray, I liked them so much I asked for the recipe and I got it.  This was about the time period where we had our first computer for a few months and we trying to understand this new technology.  I was putting all my favourite recipes in a program I got and I was excited to get rid of a lot of paper and binders.  Well, one day, the DW, calls and says the computer is saying "Do you want to over write this?"and I said I don't know, I guess its okay. So that's why I am looking as well.
     
  3. sherbel

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    Google "matrimonial cake date squares", and you'll be all set! (I'm not sure of the rules re: posting links.)

    eta: My mom used to make these regularly, nuts were never part of the recipe.
     
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  4. siduri

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    by jove she's got it!  i think that's it.  Thank you SherBel!