Chocolate Chip Date Nut Bars
|Boiling water||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Dates||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Butter||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), softened|
|Flour||1 Cup (16 tbs), sifted|
|Baking powder||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Semi-sweet chocolate pieces||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Nuts||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
In a small bowl pour boiling water over chopped dates.
Lightly grease and flour an 8-inch square, heat-resistant, non-metallic baking dish.
Cream 1/2 cup sugar and 1/3 cup butter until light and fluffy.
Add egg to creamed sugar mixture.
Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa.
Add date and flour mixture alternately to creamed butter and sugar mixture.
Pour batter into prepared dish.
Smooth top of batter with spatula.
In small bowl combine 1/4 cup sugar, semi-sweet chocolate pieces and nuts.
Sprinkle topping mixture on top of batter and press topping into batter lightly.
Heat, on roast for 7 to 8 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Let cool in pan 5 minutes.