Date Nut Bars
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
- 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 large eggs, lightly beaten, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Confectioners' sugar
- In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, dates and nuts. Add the eggs, butter and vanilla; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened (batter will be very stiff).
- Spread in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool bars on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 182 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
Sep 26, 2018
I've been making this recipe (but a half size in a 7x 10" or 8" square pan) for 20 years or more. I use no margarine but bake at 375 for 25 minutes and they are gooey and delicious!
Dec 12, 2017
Should be 2 sticks butter and soak the dates...should turn out not so dry. I've read other recipes and they all call for more butter.
Oct 30, 2017
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.
Dec 20, 2016
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?
Dec 18, 2014
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.
Dec 16, 2014
These are very good. I may add a pinch of cinnamon next time.