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Date and Nut Brownies


These brown sugar brownies are made with the addition of chopped dates and chopped pecans or walnuts. An easy alternative to filled date squares.

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces finely chopped dried dates (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional


In a large mixing bowl, using a hand held electric mixer, cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Into a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in chopped dates and the chopped pecans or walnuts, if using. Pour into greased 13 X 9 X 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Cool; cut into bars.

Makes about 24 date bars.


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