Date Bars with Maple Sugar

Date Bars with Maple Sugar

Recipe from The Gardening Cook.

Ingredients

1-3/4 cups finely chopped pitted dates
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 cup all-purpose whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup earth Balance buttery spread
Cooking spray