1 ¼ cup flour
1 ¼ cup rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup shortening (or butter)
1 tsp baking soda
1 pinch of salt
Work together like a pie crust - do not moisten.
Prepare date filling as follows:
1 package of dates - chopped (8 oz.)
½ cup sugar
1 cup water
Cook until thick.
Cool before spreading on mixture.
Grease pan and spread ⅔ of the mixture in the pan.
Spread with date filling
Top with remaining crumbs - patting into place.
Bake for 45 minutes at 350*. Enjoy!