From Stacey Snacks: Date Bars (adapted from Homesick Texan's Cookbook):
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- 1 1/2 cup(s) Dates pitted and chopped
- 8 ounces (1 1/2 cups, 225 g) diced pitted dates
- 1 tablespoon rum or Grand Marnier
- 1 cup (140 g) flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup (200 g) sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon melted butter, salted or unsalted
- 1 tablespoon hot water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup toasted pecans, chopped
- 1. Toss the dates in the liquor and let them sit for a few hours.
- 2. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (175ºC). Line an 8" (23 cm) square pan with foil and coat the inside with non-stick spray.
- 3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.
- 4. 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.
- 5. 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.
- Let date bars cool, then lift out the bars. Peel away the foil and cut into squares.
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- COURSE: Desserts