1 1/2 Dates
1 Water
1/2 Raisins
2 Lemon Juice
1 All-Purpose Flour
1 Rolled Oats
1 Brown Sugar
1/2 Baking Powder
1/4 Salt
1/2 Butter


Combine dates, water, raisins and lemon juice in 4 cup measure.
Cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave at high 4-6 minutes or until boiling.
Stir every 2 minutes.
Dates should be soft.
Let stand, covered, 5 minutes.
Uncover and cool to lukewarm, stirring occasionally.
Combine first 5 dry ingredients in mixing bowl.
Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
Press half firmly into 8 inch square microwave baking dish.
Spread with date filling.,
Sprinkle with remaining crumble mixture, patting down lightly.
Microwave at medium high for 9 minutes, rotating every 3 minutes, (not necessary if you have a rotating plate remove from microwave and cover with aluminum foil.
Let stand covered directly on counter for 10 minutes.
Uncover and cool completely on wire rack.
Cut into small squares.