Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

I just found this recipe on the back of my Dole pitted dates bag. I love dates and thought I would give this a try over Christmas vacation.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat margarine and 1/2 cup sugar until creamy.
  2. Stir in 1 cup of flour.
  3. Press onto bottom of a 8" square pan.
  4. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes until edges are golden brown.
  5. Beat eggs well.
  6. Stir in remaining sugar, flour, dates, cranberries and juice.
  7. Pour over crust.
  8. Bake 20 minutes more or until lightly browned.
  9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  10. Cut into bars.


Most Helpful

For this recipe I diced the dates & chopped the dired cranberries, then used a rounded 1/2 cup of the berries & added about 8 more dates then indicated! This made for some GREAT BARS, which we thoroughly enjoyed & will make again & again! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the All New Zaar Cookbooks Tag cooking game]

Sydney Mike September 08, 2008

We really didn't care for the orange juice in this recipe. Thanks for posting.

gwynn November 08, 2006

LOL, SAj, I was going to post these off the same bag ~ I love the flavor combo! They make good breakfast bars, too...ahem, if one were to eat them for breakfast, I mean... ;o) I've thought about subbing 1/3 of the flour with oatmeal too (even more breakfast-y!); maybe next time.

winkki October 12, 2004

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