Date Recipes

Naturally sweet and rich in fiber, dates are a healthy alternative sweetener for baking recipes. Try our recipes with dates, from classic date bars and desserts to breakfast recipes with dates to middle eastern recipes with dates.

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      Chocolate Date Energy Balls

      Eating just one of these healthy chocolate date energy balls satisfies my sweet tooth without added refined sugar. My recipe is a spinoff of an energy ball my daughter made for me when I was testing for my taekwondo black belt. —Barbara Estabrook, Appleton, Wisconsin

      10 Amazing Health Benefits of Dates

      Dates couldn't be sweeter (or better) for you! They have a ton of health benefits, from heart health to strengthening...


      Hazelnut Date Pumpkin Bread

      3 reviews

      In the fall when the leaves are changing, baking fever takes over. This tender pumpkin bread will make your home...


      Date-Nut Honey Bars

      The flavor combination here reminds me of baklava—without the hours of work! These bars are perfect for holiday gifts, party...


      Bacon and Date Goat Cheese Burgers

      3 reviews

      Every bite of this burger is a rich and decadent combination of sweet and savory. If you can't find maple...

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      Almond-Pecan Date Truffles

      2 reviews

      My daughter and I came across a date candy recipe when she was learning about ancient Egypt. We changed some...


      Spiced Rum Fruitcake

      1 review

      This fruitcake not only can be made weeks ahead, it tastes better that way! You can substitute Brazil nuts, pecans...

      Date-Pecan Pie Bars

      I found this recipe many years ago in a magazine. The original called for walnuts, but I tweaked it to...


      Brownie Batter Oatmeal

      We all grew up eating bowls of lumpy oatmeal for breakfast, and everyone has favorite toppings to make porridge more...


      Apple Date Crisp

      1 review

      My mother loves to make this old-fashioned dessert, and my father, brother and I love to eat it. Each serving...


      Take-Along Raisin Squares

      Loaded with raisins, dates, chocolate chips and almonds, these moist bars are perfect when you're dashing off in the morning....

      Date Pudding Cake Loaf

      1 review

      For old-fashioned appeal at Christmastime, try this moist cake baked in a loaf pan and dotted with chopped dates and...


      Date Nut Icebox Cookies

      A dear friend shared this recipe with me many years ago. They've become a much-requested treat at my house, so...


      Date-Filled Sandwich Cookies

      2 reviews

      Of all the cookies I've baked over the years, these have remained one of my all-time favorite. The dough is...


      Quick Fruitcake

      3 reviews

      "This moist loaf is the perfect choice for people who don't like the candied fruits that go into traditional fruitcake,"...


      Crispy Date Bars

      2 reviews

      I make these chewy bars around the holidays because they make a nice-size batch for my family. Plus, they keep...

      Oatmeal Date Bars

      I've been making these bars for almost 50 years. I remember my dad saying they were the best he ever...


      Christmas Casserole Cookies

      1 review

      The batter for these specialty cookies is baked and then formed into balls. When my son-in-law and grandson are coming...


      Citrus Date Muffins

      These cake-like muffins have a nice balance of chewy dates and crunchy pecans. A sweet orange glaze is the perfect...


      Walnut Date Bread

      4 reviews

      Many years ago when I was sick, a dear friend stopped with a pot of soup and this beautiful bread....


      Caramel Date Pinwheels

      When I want to make a cookie with fruit in it, this recipe is my first choice. It turns out...


      Date Pecan Fudge

      1 review

      As a new bride, my Texas-born mother made this recipe to remind her of home. Now, when I make the...


      Orange Date Pound Cake

      2 reviews

      Loaded with chewy dates and crunchy pecans, this cake is a "must" to take to family gatherings. The sweet and...


      Date Drops

      These cake-like cookies are nutritious, flavorful and firm enough to pack well in brown-bag lunches.—Doris Barb, El Dorado, Kansas

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      Date Macaroons

      1 review

      This recipe from my sister originally made a pie. But I decided to turn it into a cookie with mouthwatering...


      Maple Nut Date Cookies

      I can't resist these soft cookies topped with a maple-flavored frosting. Dates, pecans and coconut add some unexpected wholesomeness.


      Old-Fashioned Raisin Cookies

      "My mother has been making these morsels for the past 40 years, much to the delight of all in our...


      Date Nut Balls

      2 reviews

      A friend gave me this recipe more than 30 years ago. It is my husband's favorite treat. I like these...


      Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Date-Bacon Jam

      1 review

      This sandwich doubles up on melty cheese, but the star of the show is the sweet and salty date-bacon jam....


      Stuffed Date Drops

      In my recipe collection, these chewy drops cookies with date-nut centers are filed under "E" for "extra-special".