Reduced Sugar Date Bars Recipe

Cut down on your sugar consumption and still enjoy a delicious treat with this recipe. Use a brown sugar substitute for a sugar-free version and to reduce calories.

Reduced Sugar Date Bars Recipe

How To Make Reduced Sugar Date Bars

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 50 mins


For Crust and topping:

  • 1 cup shortening
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 cup oats, uncooked
  • 2 ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar

For Filling:

  • 16 oz dates, chopped
  • 1 cup boiling water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Mix together shortening, salt, oats, flour and brown sugar in a large bowl

  3. Save 1/3 of the mixture for the topping and press remaining mixture into bottom of lightly greased 9 x 13 pan.

  4. Cook dates and water until thick (if too thick, add a little more water). Cool.

  5. Spread on top of crust. Sprinkle with remaining 1/3 reserved oat mixture on top.

  6. Bake 20 to 30 minutes (they are more chewy at 30 minutes).


  • Sugar: 12g
  • :
  • Calcium: 14mg
  • Calories: 174kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 135mg
  • Protein: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 39mg
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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