Sounds kinda weird...but they're really, really good!

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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. Grease a 9" x 13" pan.

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  • In a saucepan over low heat, melt 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup chocolate chips.

  • Remove from heat and add the four and sugar and mix well. Press this mixture firmly into the greased pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine the confectioners' sugar and baking powder in a mixing bowl.

  • Add the eggs, remaining 1/4 cup butter, peanut butter, dates, walnuts and water, and mix thoroughly.

  • Cool the baked crust for 5 minutes, then spread the date mixture over the crust. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.

  • Melt the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips with the 1 tablespoon of shortening and spread over the baked crust and filling. If desired, sprinkle with additional chopped nuts. Cool completely and cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; 15.3 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 95 mg sodium. 21.1 g carbohydrates; 4.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2012
Very delicious! Though I'm considering some low cal substitutions because it's packing a lot (cal) for it's lower volume/yield. Great idea and very tasty!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/30/2007
This did not turn out very well. The chocolate bottom tasted chalky and too dry. The peanut butter layer really did not have a good flavor-it was lacking something even though it had a few of my favorite ingredients for baking. When I tried to put the top chocolate layer on it smeared the peanut butter layer making it look like an undesirable treat. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2012
Very delicious! Though I'm considering some low cal substitutions because it's packing a lot (cal) for it's lower volume/yield. Great idea and very tasty!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2012
Very delicious! Though I'm considering some low cal substitutions because it's packing a lot (cal) for it's lower volume/yield. Great idea and very tasty!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2008
it turned out very good. i omitted the frosting cause i thought that it would be too much then. i also used figs instead of dates as thats what i had at hand.i also used crunchy peanut butter instead of the smooth one and used 1/2 cup instead of 3/4 cup peanut butter and still turned out good. thanks for sharing the recipe Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2004
Very rich...good moist and easy to make. Be sure to cut them into small bars! Didn't care much for the "frosting" on top... that's why I deducted one star. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2010
I only had peanuts on hand so used 1/2 C peanuts and 1/2 C peanut butter as I was afraid it would be overwhelmingly peanuty with 3/4 of both. I omitted the top "frosting" layer as well. I think it came out decadent and yummy kind of like an extra rich extra moist peanut butter cookie. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/30/2007
This did not turn out very well. The chocolate bottom tasted chalky and too dry. The peanut butter layer really did not have a good flavor-it was lacking something even though it had a few of my favorite ingredients for baking. When I tried to put the top chocolate layer on it smeared the peanut butter layer making it look like an undesirable treat. Read More
(1)
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