From Jackie Emilson

Date Squares

CRUMB MIXTURE:

1 ¼ CUP FLOUR
1 ½ CUP ROLLED OATES
1 CUP BROWN SUGAR
1 TSP BAKING SODA
½ TSP SALT
1 CUP MARGARINE

FILLING:

½ LB COOKING DATES
½ CUP WHITE SUGAR
2/3 CUP WATER
COOK UNTIL SOFT

DIRECTIONS:

PRESS ½ OF THE CRUMB MIXTURE ON THE BOTTOM OF PAN.
SPREAD DATES OVER AND ADD REMAINING CRUMB MIXTURE.
BAKE AT 350 DEGREES FOR 30 MINUTES, OR UNTIL LIGHT BROWN.