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Root Beer Date Bars Recipe

Root Beer Date Bars
Posted by: azlinda Wed, 18 Aug 2004, at 9:32 p.m.

1 (12 ounce) can root beer
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pound dates, chopped
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Bring root beer, cinnamon and dates to a boil in a saucepan until thickened, stirring often; cool.

Cream shortening, oil and brown sugar; add remaining ingredients. Mixture will be crumbly. Spread half of batter in greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. Pat down this layer. Spread with cooled filling and cover with remaining crumbs. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely. Cut into bars.

Yield: 2 dozen

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