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Banana Date Bars

Rated as 4.26 out of 5 Stars
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"A scrumptious blend of banana, dates, almonds, lemon, and vanilla will tantalize your tastebuds and it's also very nutritious."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 213
Original recipe yields 24 servings (1 - 9x13 inch pan)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream margarine and sugar. Gradually mix in eggs and vanilla. Stir in bananas. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into the sugar mixture. Finally, fold in dates and chopped almonds.
  3. Spread batter evenly into prepared baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
  4. While the bars are baking, You can make the lemon icing. In a small bowl, Mix together salt and confectioners sugar. Stir in soft butter, lemon juice, and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
  5. When bars are cool, spread the lemon icing over the top and cut into squares. Mmmm Mmmmm!

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 213 calories; 7.3 36 2.4 31 117 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

WOW! I had overripe bananas and did not want to make bread or cookies. Found this one and it is already in the recipe book. I am eating my 4th piece now! I did make a few changes. I used ex...

Most helpful critical review

These were OK, but I probably won't make them again since there are so many way better recipes on this site. They lasted quite awhile and it's not something I would make for company.

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WOW! I had overripe bananas and did not want to make bread or cookies. Found this one and it is already in the recipe book. I am eating my 4th piece now! I did make a few changes. I used ex...

Wow, this tastes SO good. I love dates and bananas together and this is no exceptioin. I cut the sugar back by 1/4 cup, didn't add any almonds because I didn't have any on hand, and used dried d...

This recipe was great! I had some dates to use up, so I decided to give it a try. My family loved them. They were moist and delicious, although my 4 year old thought the icing was too lemony,...

This was an interesting, yummy recipe! The cake is quite sweet, and the icing tart - exactly the opposite of what one might expect of a snacking-type cake. I made a few changes... the thought ...

This is a truly wonderful recipe. I did change the recipe a bit. Split suger between lt. brwn sugar and white sugar, used 5 ripe bananas - coursely chopped for some added texture and since I lo...

We enjoyed this combination of bananas, dates, and almonds. After reading other reviews, I decided to cut the sugar in half and that was about right. I think that the full amount of sugar + sw...

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These were OK, but I probably won't make them again since there are so many way better recipes on this site. They lasted quite awhile and it's not something I would make for company.

Very good recipe but it more like cake than bars. The only addition I made to the cake was adding 1 teaspoon cinnamon to the batter. The frosting instead of 2 Tbs lemon juice we used the pulp ...