8 Reviews

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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Honeybeee October 29, 2002

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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KWB January 14, 2010

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

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Grammabobbie September 21, 2009

These are good. They have the consistency and sweetness of pecan pie when warm. I almost put them back in the oven but then with all those dates, I figured they were supposed to be that gooey. I am going to keep these in the fridge and I bet they will be nice and wonderfully chewy chilled!!! Thanks for posting! UPDATE: After I chilled these things, they went from pecan pie gooey to cakey gooey. Chilling these bars is the way to go!!! Really great date bars, you must let them cool completely and especially if you keep them in the fridge!!! Yummmmm!!!!

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Chef*Lee October 15, 2008

Very good. I was low on Dates so I added Chocolate Chips. Yum!!

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brian48195 December 29, 2011

I just made these and they are great! Will definately make them again, I only used two cups of dates since I didn't have more but next time I'll use three. But they still are delicious!! And the kitchen smelled so good while they were baking, I am in love! While I was mixing all the ingredients, I found that the mixture was very dry and almost too thick to mix it, I had to use my hands to put it in the baking pan, but don't add any moisture!!(for future bakers)

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mirandaderks February 14, 2009

These date bars were a huge hit, very delicious!!I cut them a little smaller, I got 28 squars. The only diference I made was that I only had 2 cups of dates on hand so that's all I used, the rest I followed exactly. I don't think anyone missed the other cup of dates. Thanks for sharing a good old one!!

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Derf October 19, 2004
Old-Fashioned Date Bars