Date Nut Bars

"FAMILY FAVORITE! Dates are our favorite fruit to put in bars and combined with nuts give a "just right" flavor. I have been making these bars for over 30 years and we have them all year. The powdered sugar topping is a must for enhanced flavor. Great with coffee!"
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Ready In:
24 bars




  • Beat eggs and mix with sugar. Add butter and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl mix flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Add to egg mixture and stir.
  • Fold in dates and chopped nuts.
  • Spoon mixture into a 9 x 9 inch baking pan which has been sprayed with oil.
  • Bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into bars.

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  1. GREAT TASTING DATE BARS! I used the more moist & tasty Medjool dates & also toasted the pecans before including them! And, I didn't dust them with the powdered sugar! Thanks for posting a keeper of a recipe! [Made & reviewed as a recipenap in the Aus.NZ Recipe Swap #22]
  2. Really good recipe! I love that the bars were FULL of the dates & pecans!! The texture is a little dense. I served at Sewing Circle with tea & everyone liked them. Someone who thought they didn't like dates even enjoyed one!


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