Date Recipes

Looking for recipes with dates? Check out our favorite recipes with dried or fresh dates, like bars, cookies and date cake!

Staff Picks

Date Nut Loaf Cake

Rating: 5 stars 126
An easy and quick date nut loaf served with a warm brown sugar sauce.
By Rae

Crunchy Date Rounds

Rating: 5 stars 9
I got this recipe as a young girl when I spent the summer with my great grandma. Now I make them for my family and they all love them. "Granny" lives on if only through my recipe box.

Bacon and Date Appetizer

Rating: 4.5 stars 300
An easy, quick appetizer that I first tasted at a Native American wedding ceremony. Dates are stuffed with almonds and wrapped in bacon!

Date Nut Pinwheel Cookies I

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
Rolled cookies with a date-filled center.

Date Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 47
Spicy cookies with chewy dates. The dates sweeten these cookies without going overboard.

Moist Date Nut Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 83
A moist not too sweet version of a figgy pudding but made with dates and minus the spices. You could try covering with buttered foil and steaming it for a even moister version. This can also be baked in a (28 ounce) can.

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Blue Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 371
Dates are stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in bacon and baked until crisp. These are delicious and very easy to make for a party. You can serve them at room temperature, so it is okay to make a few hours in advance!

Gramma's Date Squares

Rating: 4.5 stars 435
A date filled bar with a chewy oatmeal crust. This is my grandmother's recipe, which my whole family loves.

Coconut Date Balls

Rating: 4.5 stars 74
A crunchy cookie or candy with a great date taste.

Israeli Stuffed Dates

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
This chocolate-covered, nut-filled date candy is straight from Israel, an idea I received from my Yemenite neighbor. It's easy and delicious!

Pecan Pie Energy Bites

Rating: 5 stars 2
These energy balls are packed with pecan pie flavor in every bite.

Devils on Horseback

Rating: 4.5 stars 48
A family favorite my uncle makes. They are a wonderful balance between salty and sweet, with a combination of crispy, chewy, and crunchy textures. My family destroys a tray of these in fifteen minutes.

Inspiration and Ideas

Date Cake
Rating: Unrated 43
Simple coffee cake with a wonderful flavor and unique broiled topping.
Queen Elizabeth Cake I
Rating: 5 stars 48

A scrumptious date nut cake that is truly fit for a queen. It is crowned with a broiled coconut topping.