Daddy’s Date Bars – GF

A neat way to pray for someone is to bake them a treat or take them a meal.  While you are cooking, you are thinking of that person and praying for him/her!   Here is a treat I’m baking for my Daddy to take on our next visit.  Get well, Daddy!


Daddy’s Date Bars (gluten free variety)

3 cups chopped dates
1 and 1/2 cups water
3/4 coconut oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup brown rice flour
3/4 cup sorghum flour
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 and 1/2 cups oats (gluten-free)

Cook dates and water in a small saucepan over low heat until thick.  Cool.  In a medium bowl, combine coconut oil and sugar. In another bowl, combine salt, baking soda, brown rice flour, sorghum flour and xanthan gum.  Add flour mixture to butter and sugar, along with oats.  Mix until crumbly.  Press half the crumb mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.  Spread cooled dates over filling.  Drop remaining crumb mixture over top.  Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.  Cool, cut and share!

I like to store these in the frig so they last longer.  You will want to bake a batch of these for your holiday gatherings!

Dates remind me of the question, “What date is Jesus returning?”  Scripture tell us…
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Mark 13:32 (NKJV)

New King James Version (NKJV)The Holy Bible, New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.



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