Date Bars

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 36 bars




  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Butter and line with parchment a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  • Beat butter in medium bowl.
  • Gradually add sugar and beat until combined (mixture will appear grainy).
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in milk and vanilla.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in small bowl.
  • Add to butter mixture and stir until just blended.
  • Mix dates and walnuts gently into batter.
  • Transfer batter to pan; smooth top.
  • Bake until top is brown and tester comes out clean (with a few moist crumbs attached), about 35 minutes.
  • Cool 10 minutes.
  • Run knife around edge of pan to loosen.
  • Reverse carefully onto cookie sheet.
  • Peel off parchment.
  • Invert again.
  • Cool. Cut into bars.
  • Sift icing sugar over.