A delicious, mildly zesty date bar with an oat crust. If you omitted the butter and substituted margarine, this would be a vegan recipe.
I have used this recipe many times, and it is my husband's favorite. Two tips: use less dates, two cups at most, or they are too rich. Also, toast your walnuts before chopping them for the crust. The combo of toasted walnuts, butter, dates - SO good, and very similar to those my mom used to make. Thanks for the recipe. - 08 Nov 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Great recipe! Look no further for a recipe producing that old-fashioned oatmeal wdates and nuts flavors without the hassle of making individual cookies! The filling is very rich (and there was plenty of it), so I cut the bars thin and had far more than 24. Deducted one star only because I had a hard time putting the top half of the pastry in place. Guess I need practice. Thanks Holly! - 19 Nov 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
These cookies are SO good! I wish I could give them 10 stars. And not too hard to make! A spatula works best for spreading the layers. Thank you! - 16 Nov 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)