Apple Date Bars


Apple Date Bars

Apple Date Bars

Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword all purpose flour, Apples, brown sugar, dates, rolled oats
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Cool Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 48 minutes
Servings 36 bars
Calories 122kcal


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups. apples peeled, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 oz. dates chopped
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour or unbleached
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats


  • In medium saucepan, combine sugar, apples, water and dates. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cook until thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.
  • Heat oven to 375°. Grease and flour 13×9-inch pan.
  • Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. With pastry blender or fork, cut in margarine until mixture is crumbly. Add brown sugar and rolled oats; mix well.
  • Press 3 cups of mixture evenly in greased and floured pan. Spread evenly with filling.
  • Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture; press lightly.
  • Bake at 375° for 18 to 28 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool; cut into bars.
  • Makes 36 bars.


Times are approximate.
Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 177mcg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

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