Date Chocolate Chip Cake Squares

This is a favorite treat I have been making for years when my husband is eating sugar free. I know, you are probably thinking…sugar free in that house??? Well, my husband has amazing self control and when he decides to eat sugar free, he can do it for years. The only indulgence is Christmas and birthdays. Every once in a while I will make this cake for something a little sweet tasting. The dates, prunes, and raisins make this sweet and moist, try it!

Date Chocolate Chip Cake Squares

1 cup chopped dates
3/4 cup chopped pitted prunes
1/2 cup raisins
1¼ cups water
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1½ tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
3/4 cup Equal sweetner
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup fruit juice sweetened chocolate chips*

Combine dates, prunes, raisins, and water in medium saucepan; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until fruit is tender and water is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add butter, stirring until melted; cool.

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix eggs and vanilla into fruit mixture. Mix in flour, Equal, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Fold in walnuts and chips. Spread into sprayed 11″x7″ or 9″x9″ baking pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until pick inserted in center comes out clean.

*I find fruit sweetened chocolate chips in the bulk foods section at my grocery store.

Original recipe from NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®. I made some changes to the original recipe.

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