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Date Nut Dream Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Date Nut Dream Bars, by , is from The Hoppe Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Barb Gierman
Added: Wednesday, November 2, 2005


1 pkg yellow cake mix
1 (small pkg.) instant coconut cream pudding mix
1/2 c. butter or softened margarine
1 slightly beaten egg
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. brown sugar (packed)
1/4 c. water
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt
1 - 8 oz. pkg. pitted dates (cut with scissors to equal 1 1/3 cups)
1/2 c. walnuts
Cool Whip for topping

In large mixing bowl, combine dry cake mix, dry pudding mix, butter or margarine and the "first" egg. Beat at low speed of electric mixer just till crumbly, about 1 minute. Reserve 1/2 cup of this crumb mixture. Press remaining mixture into bottom of greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Bake @ 350 for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, combine flour, brown sugar, water and the remaining 2 eggs, the vanilla and salt; beat till smooth; stir in dates and nuts and carefully spread over base. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake in 350 oven for 20 - 25 minutes. Cool. Serve with Cool Whip.




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