Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

FAMILY FAVORITE! Dates are our favorite fruit to put in bars and combined with nuts give a "just right" flavor. I have been making these bars for over 30 years and we have them all year. The powdered sugar topping is a must for enhanced flavor. Great with coffee!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat eggs and mix with sugar. Add butter and vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl mix flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Add to egg mixture and stir.
  3. Fold in dates and chopped nuts.
  4. Spoon mixture into a 9 x 9 inch baking pan which has been sprayed with oil.
  5. Bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into bars.
Most Helpful

GREAT TASTING DATE BARS! I used the more moist & tasty Medjool dates & also toasted the pecans before including them! And, I didn't dust them with the powdered sugar! Thanks for posting a keeper of a recipe! [Made & reviewed as a recipenap in the Aus.NZ Recipe Swap #22]

Sydney Mike November 21, 2008

Really good recipe! I love that the bars were FULL of the dates & pecans!! The texture is a little dense. I served at Sewing Circle with tea & everyone liked them. Someone who thought they didn't like dates even enjoyed one!

Debbb November 10, 2008