Chocolate Chip Date Nut Squares.

"Got this from my mother-in-law. If she had told me ahead of time there were dates in this I may never have tried it. mmmmm good secret: must be prepared day ahead."
 
Chocolate Chip Date Nut Squares. created by Nic2371
Ready In:
1hr 5mins
Ingredients:
12
Yields:
24 squares
Serves:
24
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ingredients

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directions

  • In medium bowl mix 1 1/2 c boiling water and 1 1/2 tsp baking soda with the dates.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Beat together margarine,1 c sugar and eggs in large bowl.
  • To this add vanilla extract and date mixture.
  • Add flour, 3/4 tsp baking soda and salt.
  • Pour into greased and floured 13x9 pan.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 c sugar, nuts and chocolate morsels on top.
  • Bake @ 325 degrees 45 minutes.
  • The difficult part: set aside until the next day to eat.

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  1. argentesllc
    This recipe is at least 60 years old. My long-deceased mom used to make these for us when we were kids, and I am 65 years old! I have this exact recipe on a handwritten recipe card from my mom's files. One tip off about how old the recipe is is that it calls for margarine. Please, for health and taste, use real butter or at least coconut oil. The recipe was great then, it is great now.
     
  2. lisafdz415
    So Good!! I made this last night. As another reviewer suggested, I added a little oats, and cocoa powder to the mix. I also made this with Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Baking flour mix, and did everything else the same, except subbed pecans for the walnuts. My husband is in love with this. Definitely a keeper.
     
  3. lisafdz415
    So Good!! I made this last night. As another reviewer suggested, I added a little oats, and cocoa powder to the mix. I also made this with Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Baking flour mix, and did everything else the same, except subbed pecans for the walnuts. My husband is in love with this. Definitely a keeper.
     
  4. L.A. Stewart
    Yet aNOTHER fabulous recipe from a RZ member! OMG this is amazing! I had some leftover dates that I needed to use up and found this recipe. I am SO glad I did. My kids devoured it! A keeper for sure! I don't know how people dream up some of these recipes...they're truly amazing to the un-creative, such as myself! Thank you for sharing such a light and flavorful recipe! xo LA
     
  5. Motivated Mama
    Wonderful! I turned this into a cake for my brother's birthday. He doesn't like nuts so I subbed coconut in the topping and it was fantastic. I also used butter instead of marg., chopped up dark chocolate instead of chips, added a bit of oatmeal and a spoonful of cocoa to the batter. My brother took one bite and said, "YOU MADE THIS FROM SCRATCH!?" I packed it in my husband's lunch on the third day and he told me it was, "Friggin' awesome." and "Really, really, really, really good" Those are all five star reviews in my book. :) Thanks for posting!
     

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My name is Kathy and I live in Chicopee,MA which is how I came up with such an original name to use on the site,lol. I'm a single mom and have a daughter,22,who is now back living with me. I love to cook and bake but have had to cut back somewhat because I have Multiple Sclerosis. I have a friend who sent this site to me and I attacked it looking for crockpot recipes....easy to fix supper this way,lol. Then I looked around the community and fell in love with you guys...thx.
 
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