Rating: 4.64 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Need something to bring to your next pot luck with the Gods? This is heavenly.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.

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  • Melt butter. Add sugar, eggs, dates and nuts.

  • Mix flour with baking soda. Add to date mixture and combine.

  • Spread into 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

222 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 22.4g; fat 14.5g; cholesterol 35.8mg; sodium 113.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2003
Omigosh. This cake is superb! I used fresh dates which were lovely and sticky when pureed and the cake perfumed the house beautifully when baking. We had this warm with cream; a bit of caramel sauce (butter brown sugar cream) on the side would have gone well too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/14/2006
We have been making a similar recipe for over 40 years. However our recipe is much more nutritionally friendly. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2003
Omigosh. This cake is superb! I used fresh dates which were lovely and sticky when pureed and the cake perfumed the house beautifully when baking. We had this warm with cream; a bit of caramel sauce (butter brown sugar cream) on the side would have gone well too. Read More
(20)
Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2006
We have been making a similar recipe for over 40 years. However our recipe is much more nutritionally friendly. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2005
Very easy to make and turned out well too. Looks a little more appealing with powdered sugar sprinkled on top. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2006
Very good. Everyone asks me for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2005
These are my husbands favorite bars. And I like that they are so easy to make. Thanks Mel for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2006
I never made Food for the Gods never even heard of it - but all I can say is WOW - delicious! Had my doubts when I was putting it together but it is awesome - very simple too. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
I've gotten great compliments for this recipe. Thanks!!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2011
Very nice...and easy to make...i loved making it with my daughter... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2014
This was absolutely delicious!! I made it for a church pot luck the morning of. No adjustments. My dates came prepackaged and pre-chopped so I put them in the food processor; I couldn't quite purée them but I came as close as I could - smaller sticky chunks I had to break apart. I did the same with my walnut halves. The result was awesome!! By the end of the pot luck there was almost none left so I'm making more right now - except that I'm out of dates so I'm trying a mixture of raisins and dried cranberries. We'll see! Read More
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