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Grandma's Date Bars

 Grandma's Date Bars
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
16 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Transfer to a
  • greased 8-in. square baking pan.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 169 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.