Date and Nut Bars


Just and old family favorite that is simple to make, but delicious to eat.

2 dozen


  • cup boiling water

  • 2 cups dates, pitted and chopped

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar


  1. In a small bowl, pour boiling water over dates, and set aside to cool. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 10x10 inch baking pan.

  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and white sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add the dates, including any water; mix well. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and baking soda; stir into the date mixture. Then stir in the nuts.

  3. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared 10x10 inch pan, and bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven. When cool, cut into bars, and roll each bar in confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

301 Calories
13g Fat
46g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 301
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 184mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 205mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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