Recipe from Lisa Jaworski. Lisa says, "This family favorite Date Nut Bars recipe comes from
my Great Grandmother Marie, who came here from Caserta, Italy in 1898 through Ellis Island. Don't know where she
got the recipe, but she was a wonderful chef trained by the nuns. She
had 9 children to feed and she did it all from scratch. We used to sneak these treats off the tray when we were kids. Well, at
least we thought we were sneaking them, but my Mother probably knew all along."
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Date Nut Bars Recipe
Yields: 30 to 40 bars
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 25 min
1 cup English walnuts, chopped
1 cup seeded dates, chopped
1 cup powdered (confectioner’s) sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly grease an 8x8-inch pan with butter or non-stick spray.
In a large bowl, mix together the walnuts, dates, powdered sugar, and eggs. Add lemon juice, flour, butter,
and salt, mixing well. Pour into prepared baking pan.
Bake approximately 20 to 25 minutes or until slightly brown on top.
Remove from oven and cut into squares while the bars are still hot.
Note: A pizza cutter works great.
Roll the date squares in powdered sugar, making sure to heavily
If doubling the recipe use a larger pan and cook for at least 30 minutes.
Makes 30 to 40 bars.