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    Old-Fashioned Date Bars

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    bars

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375°F.
    2. 2
      Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    3. 3
      Beat in eggs one at a time.
    4. 4
      Stir in vanilla.
    5. 5
      Mix together flour, baking powder, and baking soda; and gradually add to the creamed mixture.
    6. 6
      Fold in the dates and nuts.
    7. 7
      Spread the batter evenly in a greased 13x9 baking pan and bake at 375°F for 25 minutes or until golden.
    8. 8
      Cool in pan.
    9. 9
      Cut into approximately 24 bars.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 29, 2002

      55

      I'm surprised no one else has made these delicious bars before! I made them yesterday and what an absolute hit they were with everyone! I followed the recipe exactly as given...the only deviation that I did do was to substitute pecans with walnuts (because I did not have pecans). The date bars were amazing! I will definitely be making them again and again. In Hindi, 'bar-bar', means 'again and again'. Well this is what my family calls your date bars....'date bar-bar'! Needless to say, I will be making them bar-bar!! A definite keeper and deserves a big 5 star rating by any standards. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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    • on January 14, 2010

      55

      This is bliss! How can you go wrong with a boatload of butter and brown sugar?!? As a nod toward "health" (excuse me a moment: hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah) I used half whole wheat flour. These would be delectable with any additive, not just dates and pecans. Oooooo...now I wish I would have stirred in grated orange rind, too! Enjoy any and all who dare! Thanks Sue!!!

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    • on September 21, 2009

      35

      Good, but would be better with some oatmeal in them, the way old fashioned date bars are.

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    Nutritional Facts for Old-Fashioned Date Bars

    Serving Size: 1 (1828 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 298.9
     
    Calories from Fat 105
    35%
    Total Fat 11.7 g
    18%
    Saturated Fat 5.3 g
    26%
    Cholesterol 43.5 mg
    14%
    Sodium 124.4 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 47.4 g
    15%
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    9%
    Sugars 32.6 g
    130%
    Protein 3.3 g
    6%

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