Chocolate Peanut Butter Date Bars Recipe -

Chocolate Peanut Butter Date Bars

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9" x 13" pan.
  2. In a saucepan over low heat, melt 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  3. Remove from heat and add the four and sugar and mix well. Press this mixture firmly into the greased pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the confectioners' sugar and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
  5. Add the eggs, remaining 1/4 cup butter, peanut butter, dates, walnuts and water, and mix thoroughly.
  6. Cool the baked crust for 5 minutes, then spread the date mixture over the crust. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  7. Melt the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips with the 1 tablespoon of shortening and spread over the baked crust and filling. If desired, sprinkle with additional chopped nuts. Cool completely and cut into bars.
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Jan 30, 2012

Very delicious! Though, I'm considering some low cal substitutions because it's packing a lot (cal) for it's lower volume/yield. Great idea and very tasty!!

Jul 28, 2010

I only had peanuts on hand, so used 1/2 C peanuts and 1/2 C peanut butter as I was afraid it would be overwhelmingly peanuty with 3/4 of both. I omitted the top "frosting" layer, as well. I think it came out decadent and yummy, kind of like an extra rich, extra moist peanut butter cookie.


6 Ratings

Dec 16, 2008

it turned out very good. i omitted the frosting cause i thought that it would be too much then. i also used figs instead of dates as thats what i had at hand.i also used crunchy peanut butter instead of the smooth one and used 1/2 cup instead of 3/4 cup peanut butter and still turned out good. thanks for sharing the recipe

Jan 30, 2007

This did not turn out very well. The chocolate bottom tasted chalky and too dry. The peanut butter layer really did not have a good flavor-it was lacking something even though it had a few of my favorite ingredients for baking. When I tried to put the top chocolate layer on, it smeared the peanut butter layer, making it look like an undesirable treat.

Jun 10, 2004

Very rich...good, moist, and easy to make. Be sure to cut them into small bars! Didn't care much for the "frosting" on top... that's why I deducted one star.


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  • Calories
  • 227 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 15.3 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 95 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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