Big G’s Date Bars 

7 oz. butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups whole rolled oats
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon vanilla
16 oz. date filling

1.Cream together butter, vanilla, and brown sugar.
2.Add oats, flour and baking soda. Mix well until only small lumps remain.
3.Spread 1/2 of oat mixture on a 9×13 baking pan. Press down well.
4.Spread the date filling and top with remainder of the oat mix. Pat down again.
5.Bake at 325 for 30-35 minutes.