Chewy Date Nut Bars
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
- 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups chopped dates
- 2 cups chopped walnuts
- In a large bowl, combine cake mix and brown sugar. Add butter and eggs; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Combine dates and walnuts; stir into batter (batter will be stiff).
- Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife around sides of pan to loosen; cool completely before cutting.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 184 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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Nov 8, 2017
Dusted the cooled bars with confectioners' sugar. These were so good!
Nov 7, 2017
These were super easy and really tasty. I slightly over baked them but they were still great.
May 29, 2017
Surprisingly good. Not the most attractive bar but the flavor is really good. I have used a spice cake mix as is or a yellow or white cake mix with the addition of cinnamon. Most and chewy but the 36 servings is way off unless you are serving a 1/2 in square. Perhaps baking them in a cookie sheet would be better so not as thick and more servings but don't over bake. These also freeze well. Even hubby liked them.
Jan 14, 2017
New family favorite. Love the texture and flavor of these bars. I added a bit of salt and some vanilla. Try to make them ahead of time if you are taking these to a pot luck or a party, as they just keep getting better and better . . . at least for the couple of days they lasted around here! I wish I had another right now. Thanks for sharing.
Dec 31, 2016
Made just as the recipe said. Very simple, and very good! This recipe is a keeper, and a new favorite for my husband and I. Thank you for sharing!
Oct 5, 2016
my husband loves these too. I add 50% more dates & also the zest of a lemon and an orange to them. I also bake them for 17-18 minutes, then take them out for 15, then put them back in till done. it's a trick I learned from Alton Brown (he recommends it for baking brownies) that makes them to die for. we like them warmed up with coffee or tea. Delightful <3
Jul 20, 2016
Nov 9, 2014
I needed something quick for a church meeting, plus I had hoped to use up some dates I had on hand....these bars were PERFECT! Tasty & easy to make, they disappeared quickly, to rave reviews from the church group!
Jan 3, 2014
These are yummy; one of my husband's favorites. Very quick & easy to toss together.
Mar 23, 2013
I swapped the yellow cake mix for a spice cake mix ... delicious.