Total Time
45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

These are great on a cookie tray during the holiday. Recipe source: Bon Appetit/October 1981

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. 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.
  3. Sift flour, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients (except for the powdered sugar) and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  5. Spoon mixture into pan, spreading evenly.
  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Invert onto work surface and carefully remove foil and slice into bars while still warm.
  8. Transfer bars to a rack to cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar (if desired).

Reviews

(3)
Most Helpful

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!

Soobeeoz October 11, 2005

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.

Barb Gertz December 29, 2004

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