Grandma's Date Bars Recipe
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Grandma's Date Bars Recipe

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These nicely textured bars are delicious. It's a good recipe for today's diet awareness, because there's no shortening used. My great-grandmother, who was born in 1868, made these bars, and the recipe has come down through the generations. Now my children are making them. -Marilyn Reid, Cherry Creek, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 169 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into squares. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Grandma's Date Bars in Reminisce November/December 2001, p50

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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 50981
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"These are great ... they're chewy and sweet, and so hard to stop eating."

Librachild User ID: 4284083 92117
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"Saw this recipe this morning and made it this very afternoon and have already enjoyed two pieces with my glass of 2 % milk.Definitely delicious and very easy to assemble."

cowdogmom User ID: 3293918 81273
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2009

"This is exactly the recipe I inherited from my German grandmother (I am almost 70) except she baked them in a 9 x 13 pan, which made them very thin. These are so very good."

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