Date Nut Snack Bars

A few years ago, we went to Palm Springs, CA for my husband’s work.  Palm Springs is the “Date capital of the world”, I learned to love dates.  Dates stuffed with walnuts, dates covered in coconut, dates covered in chocolate!  They are naturally sweet, fat free, high in potassium, high in fiber, a good source of vitamin A, and contain antioxidants.  So, eat dates!  Maybe all that goodness is negated when you put them in these bars with sugar and mini chocolate chips, oh well.  These bars are a cakey, chewy, good experience.

1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
1/4 cup sour cream
4 eggs, beaten
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°.  In medium bowl, mix melted butter, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla.  In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, dates, walnuts, coconut, and mini chocolate chips.  Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and stir just until combined (batter will be thick).  Spread in sprayed 15″ x 10″ x 1″ baking pan.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and set.  Cool bars before cutting.

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