Date bar topped with chocolate and nuts.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

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  • Cook chopped dates and water over low heat until soft. Set aside.

  • Cream together sugar and shortening. Add eggs and beat well. Stir in flour, salt, baking soda, cocoa and vanilla and mix well. Stir in date mixture.

  • Pour in 9 x 11 inch pan and top with chocolate chips and chopped nuts. Bake until toothpick comes out clean. (10 - 15 minutes)

Nutrition Facts

446 calories; 28.8 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 313 mg sodium. 47.2 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2009
I drained the water after the dates boiled so the center was not raw. Also substituted mini chips and pecans for the semisweet chocolate chips & walnuts. Very tasty! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/21/2006
Not sure if the recipe was written down correctly but I did exactly what recipe stated proper oven temp but after 30 min centre of the pan was still raw and the toothpick never did come out clean! (sure the time of baking 10-15 min. is correct?) The outside was perfect and tasted delicious!!! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2009
I drained the water after the dates boiled so the center was not raw. Also substituted mini chips and pecans for the semisweet chocolate chips & walnuts. Very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2009
I drained the water after the dates boiled so the center was not raw. Also substituted mini chips and pecans for the semisweet chocolate chips & walnuts. Very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/21/2006
Not sure if the recipe was written down correctly but I did exactly what recipe stated proper oven temp but after 30 min centre of the pan was still raw and the toothpick never did come out clean! (sure the time of baking 10-15 min. is correct?) The outside was perfect and tasted delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2013
This recipe is delicious. I had to adjust the flour I used 2 1\2 cups otherwise the batter is too runny. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2016
These were my favorite growing up. Mom would put powdered sugar over the top when cooled...yum. Also the flour in her recipe calls for 1-3/4 cups and salt was just 1/2 t...but everything else is the same. Read More