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Date-Walnut Bars

Five ingredients is all you need to have these date and walnut bars ready – made using Pillsbury® Refrigerated Sugar Cookies – an elegant dessert!

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  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

1/2
(18-oz.) pkg. Pillsbury® Refrigerated Sugar Cookies
1
(8-oz.) pkg. chopped dates
1/2
cup sugar
2
eggs
1/3
cup chopped walnuts

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Break up cookie dough into ungreased 8-inch square pan. Press dough in bottom of pan to form crust.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 12 to 17 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine dates, sugar and eggs; stir to combine. Cook over medium-low heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture is very thick, stirring frequently to prevent scorching.
  • 4 Remove crust from oven. Spread date mixture evenly over partially baked crust to within 1/4-inch of edges. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  • 5 Return to oven; bake an additional 10 minutes. Cool 45 minutes or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Break up cookie dough into ungreased 8-inch square pan. Press dough in bottom of pan to form crust.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 12 to 17 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine dates, sugar and eggs; stir to combine. Cook over medium-low heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture is very thick, stirring frequently to prevent scorching.
  • 4 Remove crust from oven. Spread date mixture evenly over partially baked crust to within 1/4-inch of edges. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  • 5 Return to oven; bake an additional 10 minutes. Cool 45 minutes or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Prepare these bars up to two days in advance and cool them completely. Tightly wrap the bars in plastic wrap or foil, or place them in a resealable food storage plastic bag. For longer storage, freeze the wrapped bars for up to two weeks.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
65mg
65%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
21g
21%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.