- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chopped dates
- 2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Confectioners' sugar
- In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, dates and nuts. Add eggs, butter and vanilla; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened (batter will be very stiff). Spread in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool bars on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 5 dozen.
Reviews forDate Nut Bars
"They are delicious but way too sweet. The sugar needs to be cut in half! Between the dates & honey the recipe does not need that much sugar."
"I need some advice on this recipe. When I baked them (convection) for 25 mins, they were not done inside, toothpick/knife did not come out clean, so I baked them for much longer. At first they cut ok but not great. Then after quite a while of sitting, they cut beautifully. They are super delicious, but very dry and crunchy. Any recommendations on the baking consistency, time, time to wait before cutting -- for a moister bar?"
"My mother did this recipe in the 1950s, today it still works. A half-recipe works well for a smaller pan. Very stiff batter is normal."
"These are very good. I may add a pinch of cinnamon next time."