For this week’s Vintage Recipe Thursday, I offer you a maternal family favorite, although it is also one of my Dad’s favorites: Date Nut Bars. The note on the card says this recipe is from 1935 when my Mom and her family lived in San Luis Obispo, California.
Even those among us who are not date fans will find something to love in this bar cookie – dense, sticky bar, with a crispy top and enough powdered sugar to cause a coughing fit. My favorite part are the corners, naturally, and next time I make them, I think I will put them in my new Brownie Edges Pan.
Date Nut Bars
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 10 Tablespoons flour
- 1 cup chopped dates (about 20 medjools)
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- 3 egg whites
Beat egg whites until stiff; add remaining ingredients. Bake in greased square pan, 8×8, at 350F for 35 minutes. Cut while hot and sprinkle with powdered sugar.