Date Bars Recipe

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  1. Ounces (1 1/2 cups, 225 g) diced pitted dates
  2. Tablespoon rum or Grand Marnier
  3. Cup (140 g) flour
  4. /2 teaspoons baking powder
  5. Cup (200 g) sugar
  6. /2 teaspoon sea salt
  7. Large eggs, at room temperature
  8. Tablespoon melted butter, salted or unsalted
  9. Tablespoon hot water
  10. Teaspoon vanilla extract
  11. Cup toasted pecans, chopped
  12. Toss the dates in the liquor and let them sit for a few hours.
  13. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (175ºC). Line an 8 (23 cm) square pan with foil and coat the inside with non-stick spray.
  14. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.
  15. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, salt, and eggs until smooth. Mix in the butter, hot water, and vanilla, then stir in the flour mixture. Use a spatula to stir in the dates (and any liquid) and the pecans.
  16. Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  17. Let date bars cool, then lift out the bars. Peel away the foil and cut into squares.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 983.07 Kcal (4116 kJ)
Calories from fat 0 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 3.55mg 0%
Potassium 2470.1mg 53%
Total Carbs 266.18g 89%
Sugars 234.23g 937%
Dietary Fiber 24.84g 99%
Protein 7.1g 14%
Iron 3.5mg 20%
Calcium 227.1mg 23%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 277 Kcal (1160 kJ)
Calories from fat 0 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 696mg 53%
Total Carbs 75g 89%
Sugars 66g 937%
Dietary Fiber 7g 99%
Protein 2g 14%
Iron 1mg 20%
Calcium 64mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 18.9
  • 28

Good Points

  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • sodium free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • high fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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