Yet another recipe from my Great Aunt Harriett. Before she passed away, she made sure to send some of my favorites. I think of her with love as I create her signature treats. I enjoy her recipes, as she jots little stories in every blank space possible on her recipe cards. I wrote a condensed recipe below. My dad in particular loves these.
1 1/2 cup flour
2 cup oatmeal
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp soda
1 cup butter (softened)
Mix all ingredients. Press 3/4 of mixture in greased 9x13 pan. Add date layer (listed below) and then press remaining of this mixture on top of dates.
1/2 pound of dates minimum (Aunt Harriett always added a bit more so there was a thicker center, how much more, she didn't say)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Cook on stovetop until thick, (1/2 hour or so) watch carefully so it won't stick.
Add over oat mixture, sprinkling remaining oats on top of dates.
Bake at 400 for 25-30 min.