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Date-Walnut Honey Bars

Makes: 36 servings Yield: 36 bars
Prep 30 mins Bake 350°F 25 mins
Date-Walnut Honey Bars
  • 1  recipe  Oatmeal Crust (see recipe below)
  • 3/4  cup  honey
  • 3/4  cup  apple jelly
  • 1/4  cup  butter
  • 1/4  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1/4  cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 4  eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 2 1/2  cups  coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 2  cups  chopped pitted dates

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare Oatmeal Crust.

2. In a medium saucepan, combine honey, jelly, and butter. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes or until butter and jelly are melted, stirring often. Remove from heat. In a large bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Add eggs and vanilla; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in honey mixture.

3. Pour half of the filling over each prepared crust. Spread evenly. Top each with the walnuts and dates. Bake for 25 minutes.

4. Cool on wire racks. Chill for 30 minutes. Cut each pan into 18 bars. Makes 36 bars.

Oatmeal Crust
  • 3/4  cup  regular rolled oats
  • 3/4  cup  sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  cup  butter
  • 1  tablespoon  water

1. Place oats, sugar, and salt in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until oats are finely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in flour. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle water over mixture. Continue to blend until mixture forms loose crumbs. Press evenly into bottom of two greased 13x9x2-inch baking pans. Bake each pan on the center rack of the oven for 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts (Date-Walnut Honey Bars)
  • Servings Per Recipe 36,
  • cal. (kcal) 254,
  • Fat, total (g) 13,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 34,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • sodium (mg) 84,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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