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Root Beer Date Bars



  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Bring root beer, cinnamon and dates to a boil in a saucepan until thickened, stirring often; cool.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. Cut into bars.

Yield: 2 dozen


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