Desserts - Caramel Date Cookie Bars with Nuts recipes

Author: Kevin Bowers  

Date bars with a buttery shortbread cookie crust topped with caramel like moist dried fruit and crunchy nuts are so irresistible. These are cookies you can eat for breakfast as they are healthy and full of protein.

Date-Nut Cookies

Date-Nut Cookies
A great-grandmothers recipe unlike any other. Better than chocolate chip and a less-sweet alternative to boot! Keep these lighter in color and you will have a warmer reception from friends and family.
Provided by: diachese
Total time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Prep time: 30 minutes
Yields: 48 servings
Cuisine: American-South
Number of ingredients: 13
  • 16 ounces Chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 sticks Unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 4 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups Chopped nuts
  • Calories: 166 calories
  • Fat: 7.14408457360059 g
  • Carbohydrate: 24.6749996356351 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.6759722222222 mg
  • Fiber: 1.12222452848663 g
  • Protein: 1.74552343941133 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.40111585272736 g
  • Serving Size: 1 1 Serving (52g)
  • Sodium: 42.969781870495 mg
  • Sugar: 23.5527751071485 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.602668192538728 g
How to cook:
  1. Combine dates, 1/2c sugar and water. Cook stirring occasionally until the consistency of thick jam. Set aside and cool.
  2. Cream the butter and sugars adding gradually until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Sift dry ingredients and add to the creamed mixture.
  5. Stir in date mixture and nuts. Works best by hand. It’s quite thick for a dough!
  6. Cook at 375* for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.
Notes: Date Nut Pinwheel Cookies I Recipe, Spread with date filling. Roll up jelly roll fashion in waxed paper. Chill several hours. Step 6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Step 7. With sharp …
Caramel Date Cookie Bars with Nuts
Date bars with a buttery shortbread cookie crust topped with caramel like moist dried fruit and crunchy nuts are so irresistible. An easy mouth watering treat for all times.
Provided by: Roxana Begum
Total time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 36 servings
Cuisine: American
Number of ingredients: 16
  • 12 tbsp butter (unsalted)
  • 2¼ cups flour (all purpose or whole wheat pastry)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (light)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1½ cups medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1 cup dried apricots (or dates)
  • 1 cup prunes ( or dates, pitted)
  • 1/2 cup raisins (or dates, pitted)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (adjust as needed)
  • 1 tsp vanilla (or flavoring of choice)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup almonds (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup dried coconut flakes
  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 171 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 24 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg
  • Sodium: 21 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 13 g
How to cook:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan and simmer at a low setting. Let the milk solids settled at the bottom of pan toast to a light brown. Cool the brown butter.
  3. In a mixing bowl combine brown butter, sugar, flour, salt and mix it up well until crumbly. Press the crumb mixture evenly onto a 14 X 9 inch baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Tip: Use half recipe for a 8 x 8 inch square pan.
  4. Bake the shortbread layer for about 15 to 18 minutes until very light brown. Let cool.
  5. Meanwhile chop the dates, apricots and prunes. Process all the dried fruits, maple syrup, coconut milk and pinch of salt in a food processor to a smooth paste. Tip: Adjust the amount of coconut milk as needed, to make a thick but spreadable paste.
  6. Dollop the dried fruit mixture all over the shortbread base and using a flat spatula spread it evenly into a layer.
  7. Scatter the chopped nuts and coconut flakes over the dried fruit layer and bake for about 15 to 18 minutes until few of the coconut flakes start turning a light brown.
  8. Let the date bar cookies cool completely before cutting them into squares with a sharp knife.
  9. Store in an airtight container.
Notes: Date Nut Pinwheel Cookies II Recipe, Directions Step 1 Cream the butter and brown sugar together in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating Step 2 Divide the dough evenly …

No Bake Date and Nut Cookies

No Bake Date and Nut Cookies
These are so easy to make and only 4 ingredients. These are cookies you can eat for breakfast as they are healthy and full of protein. No sugar and no flour.
Provided by: Anna-Marie @BeautyandtheBeets
Total time: 135 minutes
Cook time: 130 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yields: 20 servings
Number of ingredients: 5
  • 1 cup dates,, pitted and soaked for 1 hour
  • 2 cups assorted nuts,, pecans, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, etc.
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons filtered water
  • unsweetened coconut flakes,, optional for rolling
  • Serving Size: 1 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 grams unsaturated fat
How to cook:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°
  2. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Spread the assorted nuts onto the baking sheet, making as much of a single layer as possible.
  4. Toast the nuts for ten minutes.
  5. Remove the water from the dates and the dates to the bowl of a food processor.
  6. Add one cup of the nuts and pulse a few times.
  7. Add the pure vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of the water.
  8. Pulse again until the ingredients are pulverized. Use a spatula to mix the ingredients around if large pieces get stuck under the blade.
  9. Add the remaining one cup of nuts and two tablespoons of water.
  10. Pulse again until a thick cookie-like dough forms.
  11. Roll the dough into balls slightly smaller than a golf ball.
  12. Line the balls on a plate and place in the fridge for 2 hours until the cookies set.
  13. Roll in the coconut flakes just before serving, if desired.
Notes: Date Nut Bars Recipe: How to Make It, Directions In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, dates and nuts. Add the eggs, butter and vanilla; stir Spread in a greased 15x10x1-in. …

Clean Eating Date and Nut Cookies

Clean Eating Date and Nut Cookies
These Date and Nut Cookies aren't the prettiest cookies. They may actually be the UGLIEST Cookies I've ever made, but they are crazy delicious and packed with 9g protein per cookie!
Provided by: Stephanie
Total time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yields: 12 servings
Cuisine: Clean Eating
Number of ingredients: 10
  • 1 cup Dried Dates (pitted)
  • 3/4 cup Peanut Butter (180g)
  • 1/4 cup Peanuts (30g)
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts (30g)
  • 1/4 cup almonds (30g)
  • 1/4 cup cashews (40g)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (30g)
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (30g)
  • 1 tbls honey
  • 2 eggs
  • Calories: 234 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 17 g
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 27 mg
  • Sodium: 86 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
How to cook:
  1. Preheat oven to 150C/300F
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper
  3. Process the dates for a few seconds to break them up. Doesnt need to be be smooth, unless your kids are fussy about date bits - in that case you can process to a paste.
  4. Add remaining ingredients (beanut butter, nuts, honey and eggs)and process to a chunky mix. See my image in the blog post above for idea on consistency)
  5. Spoon walnut size amounts onto the baking paper. Bake for 20 minutes @ 150C/300F. Keep an eye on the cookies in the final minutes of baking to prevent th nuts over browning.
  6. Allow to cook completely before storing.
Notes: Orange Date-Nut Cookies, Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add dates, orange zest and orange juice. Process 45 seconds, or until dates are finely chopped. In a …
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