Oatmeal, Date and Pecan Squares.

First of all, I am very exited and honoured to receive this beautiful Mammoth Pecans as a gift from the Pecan Company. Last month, when I had posted my Egg less Sweet and Savory Pecan cookies, Jessica dropped by and mentioned about a contest in her company and asked me to send this recipe over. I just sent it over and they told that they will prepare, taste and then select recipes that will be published on their website. The recipes which got selected received this beautiful 1 Lb packet of Pecans. All thanks goes to Jessica who mentioned about this contest. I am really very honoured and also exited on receiving this, as I have not won anything before. It really makes you happy and also motivates you, when you receive such gifts. Hurray!!
So, coming to the recipe, this is a easy and healthy bars. Very soft and has crunchy bite to it while eating.
Ingredients: Pitted dates(coarsely Chopped) – 8 oz or 1 cup Orange juice – 1 ½ cup All purpose flour – 2 ½ cups Brown sugar ( firmly packed) – 1 ½ cup Salt – ½ tsp (optional) Margarine or butter – ¾ pound (3 sticks cut into pieces) Quaker Oats (Quick or Old fashioned, uncooked) – 2 cups Unsweetened shredded coconut – 1 ½ cup Pecans – 1 cup Method:
  • Preheat oven to 350 deg.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine dates and orange juice, bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt.
  • Mix the butter pieces to this and combine till they are crumbly.
  • Stir in oats, 1 cup coconut and nuts.
  • Remove 4 cups oat mixture for topping.
  • Press remaining oat mixture evenly onto bottom of an ungreased 13 by 9 inch baking pan.
  • Spread date mixture over crust to within1/4 inch of edges.
  • Sprinkle with remaining oat mixture. Then sprinkle with remaining ½ cup coconut, patting gently.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  • Cut into squares.
My Oatmeal, Date Pecan Squares are off to "Sunday Snacks - Grab n Go" hosted by Pallavi.

43 comments:

Varsha Vipins said...

Congratsss..:)..Great job Ashwini n I can sense ur excitement..Enjoy dear..:)
The cookies are so yum n moist with dates n oats..Healthy one too..:)

Hema said...

Congrats!Healthy bars looks yummy....

aquadaze said...

Congrats Ashwini!These bars looks so yummy!

Suparna said...

Hi Ashwini,

Congratulations!! and of course celebrations :) with the lovely lip smaking ODP squares! Tumba santhosha! Enjoy.
I love recipes which have oats...ur recipe looks an easy one shall try it some time. Nice pictures ri.
TC

Sushma said...

Hearty Congrats!!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Congrats...am happy for you :) The cookies look yummy and no wonder that it got selected!

sowmya said...

congratulations...they look yumm..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Nutritious and yum.

Shree said...

Congrats :) Can I grab one and go?

LG said...

Will make them soon.Thanks for the recipe :)

Priya said...

Congrats Ashwini, squares looks simply gorgeous...droolworthy!!

Keerthana said...

Congrats Ashwini! i know it feels really good..enjoy

srikars kitchen said...

Congrats.. looks really nice..

vidhas said...

Congrats Ashwini. Cookies looks yum.

Asha said...

Congratulations! It's always nice to hear that your hard work paid off. Enjoy! :))

They look yummy!

bee said...

congrats!!! these look delicious.

Deepa Hari said...

Congrats Ash...Bars look very delicious.

Cham said...

Congrats I can feel ur happiness! It always good to get reward for our hard work! Great job and nice recipe!

Happy cook said...

Congrats and these look yummy.

Maya said...

Wow Ashwini, Congrats and keep going! I know its really encouraging to get something positive for your work! These bars look delicious too.

Smitha said...

Keep going ashwini. Congrats! I would be surprised if this recipe did not win:)

sandhya said...

Congrats Ashwini!!You deserve :)
Bars look very delicious.

AnuSriram said...

Congrats! These bars looks lovely! Can i get one?

Paru ... said...

yummilicious squares Ash..Loved it

Vani said...

Congrats on the win, Ashwini! Pecan squares look yum. Loved the picture on your profile. I'm, guessing you daughter? She's adorable! How old is she?

Superchef said...

they looks soo very moist..so tempting and those lil squares are perfect ot just pick them up and put them in your mouth! :)

Pavithra Kodical said...

Congrats Ash!! Oatmeal square looks perfect..Enjoy!

Uma said...

That's a great news Ashwini! Heartfelt congrats to you! Pecan squares look wonderful and mouthwatering.

Prathibha said...

Healthy dish with oatmeal.looks tempting....need to give a try..and congrats for the gift ash :)

Soma said...

Yaaa for you.. congrats!! healthy healthy bars!

Purva Desai said...

Congrats!! Those square looks really delish....

Meenal Mehta said...

Hi Ashwini,

first time here ..lovely recipe and congrats on winning the pecans ..teh recipe certainly looks prize worthy:)

-Meenal

Sia said...

congrats ashwini. that's a lovely prize to win :)

Usha said...

Congrats Ashwini ! The date squares look very soft and yum :-)

Vidhya said...

First time here... your oatmeal squares look perfect.. visit mine if you get a chance http://iyercooks.blogspot.com

Vibaas said...

Congrats Ashwini. That is very exciting.

Pecan squares look very delicious too.

Red Chillies said...

Congratulations Ashwini, Very healthy and delicious.

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

congrats Ashwini! these healthy bars looks delicious. Perfect one!

spicencook said...

Congrats.......... nice recipe though.... :)

Pallavi said...

Awesome squares Ashwini. Congratulations.. !! Thanks for the yummy entry..

Rina said...

Those squares looks so yum and perfect for a treat...

Malar Gandhi said...

Congrats...and this healthy squares looks so good.

Madhuram said...

My kind of bake Ashwini. Looks very simple to bake and is awesome.