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Calypso Bars

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars
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"A chocolate date bar. My childhood memories of holidays included these bars from my mother's friend Bernie. Wonderfully rich."
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Ingredients

55 m servings 222
Original recipe yields 30 servings (30 small bars)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x10-inch baking pan.
  2. Cook and stir dates, chocolate, water, white sugar, and 1/4 cup butter in a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat until melted and thickened, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract. Set aside to cool.
  3. Beat brown sugar and 3/4 cup butter together in a bowl until creamy. Add oats, flour, walnuts, baking soda, and salt; stir until texture is crumbly.
  4. Press half the oat mixture into bottom of the prepared pan. Evenly spread chocolate-date mixture over oat mixture layer; crumble remaining oat mixture over chocolate-date layer.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until topping is lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Cut into 30 small squares.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 222 calories; 10.3 32.6 2.3 16 107 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Delicious! I had been wanting to make these since the picture was posted. The only change I made was to use brewed coffee in the date/chocolate mixture instead of water. Loved these!

Most helpful critical review

They tasted great, mine turned out pretty crumbly so not my favorite to serve.

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Delicious! I had been wanting to make these since the picture was posted. The only change I made was to use brewed coffee in the date/chocolate mixture instead of water. Loved these!

I tried this recipe, but with the coffee variation mentioned above. Very rich. Next time I will cut the sugar

They tasted great, mine turned out pretty crumbly so not my favorite to serve.

These are delicious. I think next time i would cut down on the sugar to 1 cup. Definitely a go to recipe for a special dessert.

Awesome!! 4 1/2

Finding a large bag of dates in my cupboard, I set out to find something to make with them. Finding this recipe and discovering that the dates were mixed with chocolate, I thought my family wou...