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Food for the Gods

By PutoPinoy on Monday, November 08, 2010 At Monday, November 08, 2010

  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar 
  • 3 large eggs 
  • 1 cup dates, chopped 
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped 
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease and flour an 8- by 12-inch pan and set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Add the white and brown sugars, and mix until well combined. Remove from heat.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time. Stir using a wire whisk. Make sure the egg is mixed in completely before adding the next.
  5. Add the dates and walnuts. Mix well.
  6. In a separate bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well to combine then add to the dates-nuts mixture. Mix just until incorporated. Do not overbeat.
  7. Pour batter into an 8- by 12-inch pan and spread evenly. Bake in the oven at 350°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean but not dry.
  8. Cool completely before slicing. Slice into 1.5 x 2-inch pieces, then wrap with foil and colored cellophane.

Yield 32 bars Prep Time 30 minutes Baking time 35 to 40 minutes