This is my interpretation of a recipe I came across on the Money Saving Expert site.
I intend for these to be a post gym snack.
MAKES 16 SQUARES
20cm x 20cm Baking Tin
180g Plain Flour
1/2 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
180g Soft Brown Sugar
200g Porridge Oats
Cook the dates in the water over a low heat until the water is evaporated and you have soft, sticky dates.
Add all the other dried ingredients (sifted) into a large mixing bowl and then add the butter and mix together (it will be quick sticky/wet).
Add the date mix and combine well.
Press down the mixture into the lined tin and then bake in the oven for around about 50 minutes on Gas Mark 5, or until a skewer comes out clean.
Leave to cool and then cut into 16 squares.
These are so good that when I had one I went to The Boy and said ‘I feel sorry for you not liking dates, as these are great!’