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I adapted this recipe to suit my tastes and to more closely resemble the food for the gods I ate at a cafe/bakery in Intramuros, Manila. I used a combination of cashews, walnuts, and pistachios in place of just walnuts and a combination of dates, golden raisins, dried cranberries, and dried mangoes in place of just dates. I also swapped honey for the corn syrup because I prefer the flavor of honey. The bars came out sweet, chewy, and moist with a buttery aroma and a lovely medley of colors and flavors that recalls another Filipino sweet, halo halo. Next time I will include half a teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice and soak the raisins in Filipino dark rum before adding them to the batter. Note that these bars come out very sticky (especially with my honey substitution), so I suggest lining the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.
Baked this more than once. Every single time, my friends love it. It's very moist...
My sister made these and they are soooo deliciously tempting. The title fits the recipe. You WILL eat this in one sitting bec they really are so good so be careful or you can really gain some lbs. I am saving the recipe for special occassions.
Great taste, and easy to prepare. My family loved it.
Pretty good stuff! I had a package of dates that I wanted to use up, but wanted to try something different than the Westhaven cake that I usually make with them. These were very easy to make and came out soft and chewy. I used stoneware so I didn't line my pan with foil. My only complaint is that I let my fiance help and he didn't chop up the dates small enough for my tastes. (I don't like big chunks of anything!) I'll definitely make this again. I may throw some mini chocolate chips next time. :) Update: Made these again (with the dates chopped more to my liking). LOVE IT. Forgot to try throwing in mini chips, but it probably doesn't need it... Thanks!!!
I love dates. I wasn't sure quite what to expect but what I ended up with was a date nut snack cake with a nice flavor and texture.