Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
These are great on a cookie tray during the holiday. Recipe source: Bon Appetit/October 1981
- 1 cup flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- powdered sugar (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spray a 9 x 13-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray (Pam) or grease pan and then line pan with aluminum foil. Spray Pam over foil or grease foil.
- Sift flour, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl.
- Add all remaining ingredients (except for the powdered sugar) and mix well with a wooden spoon.
- Spoon mixture into pan, spreading evenly.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Invert onto work surface and carefully remove foil and slice into bars while still warm.
- Transfer bars to a rack to cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar (if desired).
Very easy to prepare and very moreish with a lovely, chewy texture. I didn't have enough dates on hand, so made up the difference with raisins. Will make again!
I made these to include in gift packages for Christmas. They are a very good chewy date bar. I made them just like the recipe said, but didn't dust with powdered sugar. We really enjoyed them with a cup of coffee. Thank you Ellie, these will be a regular at my house.