Last time I was in the grocery store, I noticed some figs and dates in the produce/bulk area. I don't usually buy anything like that, but decided to get some dates. Later I wondered why I chose the dates, since I had been looking at fig bars in the last store but decided not to get them. I could have tried making my own. But, I got dates, so today I went looking for recipes for date bars. I ended up choosing this one. They look and smell wonderful, though I haven't tasted them yet.
I also spread some chopped pecans on top and pressed that in with the oat mixture. I thought about making these Apple Date-Nut Bars instead, also at epicurious, but I knew Cory wouldn't be happy if I used all his Granny Smith apples. Maybe next time.