Christmas Baking: Date squares

by Jenny Fri, December 27 2013 13:04

Growing up, his grandmother's date squares were one of my dad's favourite treats. These super sweet goodies were also one of my favourites. We now make three pans of them; one for each household, and they all quickly disappear!

Oatmeal Date Cake (Date Squares)

2 cups oatmeal
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup lard (shortening)
1/2 cup sour milk
1/2 tsp baking soda

Mix all together. Split in two. Press half into bottom of 13x9x2 inch pan. Spread filling. Put rest on top.

1 lb dates
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water

Boil until mushy.