3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tbsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup orange juice concentrate
finely grated zest of one small orange
The filling should be very thick; you will need to watch it carefully and stir constantly in the last few minutes of cooking time. Set aside to cool slightly while you prepare the crumble mixture.
In a large bowl toss together:
2 cups rolled oats (large)
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup unsweetened coconut
1 2/3 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup brown sugar
Using your hands, rub thoroughly through the dry ingredients:
1 ½ cups butter, cut in small cubes.
Divide crumble mixture in half and press half into the bottom of a 9×13 inch greased baking pan. Spread date mixture over the base. Top with remaining crumb mixture, pressing it together in clumps in your hands and then breaking it into small pieces with your fingers. Press down lightly. Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees F.