2015 Recipe Contest Submissions

MATRIMONY BARS

Submitted by: Beverly Frank from Corn Belt Energy Corporation

Message from Beverly Frank:

This was a favorite of my grandmothers and has become a favorite of my family too.

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cup quick oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
1 cup butter
1 tsp. baking soda
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups dates – cut in pieces
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup water

Directions:

Mix together first six ingredients until crumbly. Pat half of mixture into a greased 9″x13″ pan.
Boil together next three ingredients until dates are soft. Cool a little.
Spread this over the crumb mixture, top with remaining crumbs.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Cut into squares while warm.
Let cool in pan.