Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Wrap in festive packaging to give as hostess gifts!

Ingredients Nutrition


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

5 5

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.

5 5

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. I wish I would have stirred in grated orange rind, too! Enjoy any and all who dare! Thanks Sue!!!

3 5

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