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Dreamy Date Nut Bars

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Ingredients
  Butter 4 Tablespoon, softened
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Firmly packed dark brown sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dates 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Flaked coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, beat butter, 1/2 cup flour, and 1/4 cup brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Press into an ungreased 8-inch square pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until edges brown.
2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat egg with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Add remaining 1 cup brown sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Blend in vanilla, remaining 1 tablespoon flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in dates, walnuts, and coconut.
3. Spread date-nut topping over warm crust and return to oven. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until topping is set and lightly browned. Remove pan to a rack and let cool completely before cutting into 24 bars.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Walnut
Servings: 
24

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