Learn to bake an award-winning crispy date bar.
- ½ cup butter (softened)
- ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped dates
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup white sugar
- 2 cups rice cereal
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 well beaten egg
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 oz. cream cheese
Directions for the dough:
Mix until crumbly. Press into bottom of un-greased pan
(pan size should be 9 in square or 11x7in)
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes (or until golden brown).
Place on rack to cool
Directions for Date filling:
On stove top, combine dates, butter and sugar
Bring to boil stirring constantly
Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes
Blend ¼ cup of hot mixture into 1 egg well beaten
Return egg mixture to saucepan
Cook until mixture bubbles stirring contstantly.
Remove from heat, stir in the rice cereal, nuts and vanilla extract
Spread over baked crust
Directions for Frosting:
Combine the sugar, vanilla and cream cheese
Beat at low speed until smooth
Spread over cooled filling
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