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       Title: Almond-Date Granola Bars
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
   1 1/2 c  Chopped dates
     1/2 c  Shredded sweetened coconut
     3/4 c  Half and half
       1 ts Almond extract
            Granola crust:
       2 c  Lightly toasted quick oats
     3/4 c  All-purpose flour
       1 c  Dark brown sugar
     1/2 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Ground cinnamon
     1/2 c  Melted salted butter
     1/2 c  Chopped toasted almonds
        Filling: Heat dates, coconut and half and half in saucepan over medium
   heat. Stir often until mix boils and thickens-- about 15 minutes-- and
   remove from heat. Stir in almond extract and set aside to cool. Crust: mix
   together oats, flour, sugar, soda and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Blend
   well. Pour melted butter over all and stir until well moistened. Press
   about 3 cups granola mixture into bottom of 8 inch square baking pan and
   chill 30 minutes to harden. To bake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread
   cooled filling over granola base. Sprinkle remaining granola mixture over
   filling. Sprinkle toasted almonds over all. Bake 30 minutes or until top is
   slightly browned and crisp. Cool to room temperature and cut into bars. THE