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Date Nut Bars Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Carmela Mallia Luke
Added: Monday, September 26, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c (6 oz) pitted dates
1 c nuts
3/4 c sifted all-purpose flour
3/4 c sugar
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1/2 c salad or cooking oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:
Directions:
Grease a 9x9x2 in. baking pan
Snip & set aside the dates
Chop coarsley & set aside the nuts
Sift into mixing bowl the flour sugar, baking powder & salt.
Make a well in center of dry ingredients & add in order the oil, eggs & vanilla
Beat mixture with wooden spoon until smooth (do not overbeat). Stir in nuts & dates, mixing well. Turn batter into prepared pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F 30 to 35 min.
Set on cooling rack to cool slightly before cutting
into bars.
While still warm, dust bars with confectioners sugar

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 dozen cookies
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
about 30 min
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I make my desserts & breads healthier by mixing in whole wheat flour, ground flax seed, bran & other grains, as part of the white flour mixture. These bars always make a hit everwhere I bring them & often get requests for the recipe.

 

 

 

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