Serves: 24
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 35 min.

Date Nut Bars

Date Nut Bars
 Average 5 out of 5


1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
4 eggs, room temperature
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
2 Tbs freshly grated orange peel
1 1/2 cups chopped pitted dates (about 8 oz.)
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (about 6 oz.)


Heat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl.
Beat eggs and sugar in mixer bowl with whisk attachment on high speed until light and fluffy, 5 to 10 minutes. Add orange juice and peel; beat well. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture gradually, mixing just until combined after each addition. Add dates and pecans; stir gently until evenly distributed.
Spread batter in greased and floured 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake in 350°F oven until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Cut into 24 bars, about 2-1/4 x 2 inches each.

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