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Lemon Glazed Date Sticks Recipe

Lemon Glazed Date Sticks

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"These are tangy and sweet and VERY addicting. The recipe doubles well."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Sift the flour with baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. Beat egg and add sugar slowly. Blend in 1 tablespoon butter or margarine. Stir in dates and nuts. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well.
  3. Pour into a greased 8x8 inch pan, spreading evenly. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 25-30 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack. Spread top with glaze and cut into 24 sticks.
  4. To Make Glaze: Combine 1 tablespoon milk, 1 tablespoon margarine, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind. Heat over low heat until well blended. Cool slightly before pouring over cookies.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 05, 2005

For our 2nd wedding anniversary, my husband gave me a card that said "we can still have dates" along with a package of dates! I thought, what in the world will I do with these? So tonight, I made this recipe and it turned out great! While I was mixing the ingredients, it seemed too thick, but it actually came out perfect. The best part is the delicious icing. Next time I'll make a double batch. Now I can't wait to offer my husband a date in a bar!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 22, 2006

These were overly sweet, maybe because my chopped dates had sugar on them. I didn't notice that until after I baked them and then looked at the dates again and the second ingredient was sugar. Too sweet!!


12 Ratings

Apr 22, 2006

i liked this recipe a lot. the richness of the fruit complements the tart acidity of the lemon. i substituted raisins for dates (plumped them up first by cooking them with enough water to cover on the stove - when the water was all absorbed, i ground them up in the food processor) and they taste great! to make the icing more tart, i left out the milk and added more lemon juice.

Nov 13, 2005

These are wonderful and easy to make. They are very sweet and addictive. I used a 9X9 pan and cut them into 36 little square pieces. Thank you for the recipe.

Apr 24, 2005

These were gone in a flash! I don't love dates, so I wasn't sure I'd like these, but they were so good that we couldn't stop eating them!

Mar 26, 2007

Just drizzle the glaze over the bars because it's too sweet.

Jan 25, 2005

Yummy! These are chewy and the lemon really makes it. I used whole wheat pastry flour instead, with no problems. My husband LOVES these served with lemon gelato! My 4 year old would only lick the icing though.

Jun 29, 2013

I liked the idea of this recipe better than the finished product. I also agree with Ralwattar's review that there isn't enough batter to fill the pan adequately. Maybe that would help. I ordinarily love dates, so I will try to make this one work. Did like the tartness of the lemon.


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  • Calories
  • 154 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.2 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 89 mg
  • 4%

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

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