FOOD FOR THE GODS (CHEWY VERSION)

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup dried dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and place rack in the upper middle position.  Line a 9″ x 13″ rectangular pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Sift all-purpose flour, salt and baking powder in a small bowl. Transfer half this mixture in another bowl and dredge the chopped dates in there.
  3. Combine melted butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Mix until batter is uniform. Add honey and mix.
  4. About to fold the flour-coated dates and walnuts. Fold flour into the batter using a rubber spatula. Lastly, fold the dredged dates and walnuts.
  5. Pour the batter to the prepared pan and spread evenly. Pour the mixture to the prepared pan. Spread evenly. Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes . It should be done when you insert a toothpick through the middle and it comes out clean. The center would still be wet.
  6. Cool completely before slicing into bars.

Dates: Don’t use pre-chopped ones that come in boxes because they are coated in sugar and will make your bars too sweet.

Shelf Life: At room temperature for 3 days. Beyond that, please wrap and place in the fridge.
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