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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Grandma’s Oatmeal Bars

1 review

While I was growing up, I enjoyed my grandma's oatmeal bars every Christmas. This recipe reminds me of her and Christmastime as a child. And now I fix the bars for my family. —Nancy Hawkins, Brookville, Indiana

Chocolate Date Energy Balls

Eating just one of these healthy chocolate date energy balls satisfies my sweet tooth without added refined sugar. My recipe...


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...


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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

3 reviews

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


Brownie Batter Oatmeal

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

Walnut Date Bread

5 reviews

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


Date Nut Bars

6 reviews

I've had this recipe since 1938, when the girls I worked with game me a bridal shower. One of their...


Crumb-Topped Date Bars

1 review

The basic dough doubles as a shortbread-like crust and crumbly topping for these sweet date bars. —Gloria McBride, Payson, Utah


Oatmeal Date Bars

24 reviews

In no time at all, these oatmeal date bars will be ready for your family. They'll be surprised at how...

Bacon Date Bread

3 reviews

Friends joke that whenever I’m asked to bring a dish to a party, my contribution always contains bacon. This recipe...


Fruitcake Pie

1 review

This recipe came from a friend who knows how much we love fruitcake. The pie has similar flavors, but it’s...


Walnut-Date Pumpkin Pie

2 reviews

I'm forever looking for a little something extra to add to a favorite recipe. In this case, crunchy walnuts and...


Winter Fruit Macaroons

3 reviews

Coconut macaroons with sweetened condensed milk instead of egg whites are my version of a recipe my mom loved. All...


Cranberry Date Bars

14 reviews

Rich and fruity, these bars let you enjoy cranberries year-round. I've made batches for all kinds of church and social...

Gluten-Free Sugarplums

7 reviews

Lots of moist, fruity flavor and nutty crunch give these sweet/spicy bites a
kind of gumdrop richness. They make...


Sugared Date Balls

4 reviews

When I was a youngster, Mom always baked these tender old-fashioned cookies dotted with chewy dates and crunchy walnuts. Much...


Fruitcake Trifle

The scrumptious, satiny custard is layered between apricot and date studded cake to create a divine seasonal trifle.—


Sticky Toffee Rice Pudding with Caramel Cream

6 reviews

Simple rice pudding gets a makeover with this upscale recipe. It has just the right thickness to soak up a...


Date-Walnut Pinwheels

2 reviews

Every time someone drops in for coffee, I bake up a batch of these fruit and nut pastries—I always keep...


Date Pudding Cake

1 review

Anyone who likes dates will enjoy this rich date dessert. The recipe, which came out of my mother's cookbook, is...


Date Pudding Cobbler

There were eight children in my family when I was a girl, and all of us enjoyed this cobbler. I...


Date Pecan Tea Bread

6 reviews

Packed with dates and pecans, this sweet bread is excellent on its own and even better topped with the chunky...


Moroccan Spiced Fruit & Nut Bread

Red pepper flakes combined with the cinnamon and allspice give each slice of this bread a subtle hint of warmth....

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Date Swirl Cookies

9 reviews

My granddaughter nicknamed my mother Cookie Grandma because she made wonderful cookie—including these crisp and chewy treats. —Donna Grace, Clancy,...


Full-of-Goodness Oatmeal Cookies

1 review

I love to bake, and bring in extra treats to leave in the faculty lounge for my colleagues. To avoid...


Honey-Date Pumpkin Cookies

8 reviews

Just in time for harvest, here are some delicious drop cookies, plump with dates, pumpkins and nuts. The old-fashioned cream...


Sticky Toffee Pudding

Wow your guests with their own mini cake-like dessert. This super moist treat is topped with a warm brown sugar...


Candied Orange Date Bars

1 review

A good friend of mine gave me the recipe for these yummy, rich date bars. Chopped candied orange slices really...


Fruit ‘n’ Spice Rounds

5 reviews

While I was looking for a way to use up an abundance of dates, I came across this recipe. Made...