Honey Walnut Date Bars

    55 min

    These snacks are sweet, chewy and incredibly moreish. They are flavoured with honey and dotted with walnuts and dates.

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    Makes: 1 20cm square tin

    • 30g butter
    • 175g honey
    • 2 eggs
    • 100g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 60g chopped walnuts
    • 75g dates, pitted and chopped
    • 40g icing sugar for decoration

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:10min cooling  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Butter a 20cm square cake tin.
    2. Melt the butter over low heat and pour into a large mixing bowl. Add honey and eggs; beat well. Mix in the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix in the walnuts and dates. Spread batter in tin.
    3. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven or until light brown. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut into bars and roll in icing sugar.

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    I liked these bars, and they are very fast and easy to make. I didn't have any dates so used raisins. The second batch I left out the raisins and added mini choc. chips instead. Even Better!! Will make these again!  -  11 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This bar was lite and yummy! A perfect combo of soft and gooey. I didn't have walnuts so I subbed almonds and I didn't quite have enough honey so I used 1/4 cup brown rice syrup too. I mixed in some coconut flakes (unsweetened) into the mixture as well as on top. This is one of those treats that I feel good about sharing with my son and others because I know it's naturally sweetened! I'll be making this one often as an afternoon snack.  -  30 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very easy to make and tasty, too! I used dried cranberries instead of the nuts, an interesting flavor combination with the dates! I'm looking forward to making them again with different dried fruits!  -  10 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)