My Mom used to make this dessert occasionally during the Christmas season and I was craving them this year and it’s been a long time since my Mom made it so I asked my Mom for the recipe. This is a very rich dessert, so take note if you plan to make this.
There have been may requests for me to put up this recipe, and so here it is. And I had some gluten free flour, so I wanted to test it out in this recipe
1 c. All purpose flour (used Cup4cup Gluten-free flour)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. unsalted butter, melted
1 c. coarsely chopped walnuts
1 c. coarsely chopped Medjool dates
Preheat oven to 300 F. Grease a 13 x 9x 2 inch pan and set aside. In this case, I used silicone molds. I did not have to grease them.
Coarsely chop the walnuts, and dates.
Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
Beat eggs lightly in a separate bowl.
Add sugar, butter, nuts, and dates.
Fold in flour.
Spread mixture on the greased pan (silicone molds).
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. (If baked in a greased baking dish). Using smaller silicone molds, I baked them for approximately 20 minutes, until I saw that the center was dry and toothpick inserted in the center came out clean. Unmold them from their respective mold/pan and then cut into bars (if using a pan).
These hold up pretty long in the refrigerator, but they are so good, they probably won’t last long. Especially, in my “sweet-toothed” family. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did.
** I received the Cup4cup gluten free flour as a sample for my honest review from Social Nature and I got to say, I was impressed with it. I don’t think anyone noticed that it was gluten free. I would definitely purchase this in the future if I need a gluten free flour for my baking.