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very easy
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 h


Medjool dates
300 g
1 tsp
baking soda
5 mL
6 tbsp
unsalted butter, softened
90 mL
1/4 cup
brown sugar
60 mL
eggs (at room temperature)
1 1/4 cups
all-purpose flour
300 mL
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C (350˚ F). Line an 8 X 8 in. (20 X 20 cm) baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

Step 2

Pit the dates, if necessary. Roughly chop, place in a heatproof bowl and sprinkle with the baking soda. Pour 1 cup (250 mL) just-boiled water overtop, let stand 10 min.

Step 3

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, use a handheld electric mixer to beat the butter and brown sugar together until smooth and fluffy. Beat in the eggs until fully incorporated.

Step 4

Add the flour and baking powder all at once to the butter mixture; fold in the dry ingredients until just incorporated. Without draining the soaked dates, mash to a lumpy paste. Add all at once to the batter and fold in until just incorporated.

Step 5

Scrape the batter into the prepared baking pan, smoothing into an even layer. Bake 35 min., or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool slightly before cutting into 10 bars. If desired, serve with warm butterscotch sauce or vanilla ice cream.

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Characteristics Desserts Vegetarian

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

Nutrition Description:
Per serving (1 bar):
8 g
Saturated Fat:
4.5 g
38 g
2 g
24 g
55 mg
3 g
190 mg
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