Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside…That’s exactly what we are making today: Date Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting! How delicious!
Date bars may seem to be old-fashioned, but when compared to other dessert bars out there, they are far better. They are crispy, chewy, and filled with chopped dates and nuts. They are a delicious treat that you can make for your loved ones any day of the week or even during the holidays. They are a perfect present, too.
The chewy texture, as well as the sweetness of these bars, are because of the dates. The richness will surely satisfy your sweet tooth.
What are dates in the first place? To those of you who are not familiar with this fruit, it comes from the date palm tree, which is found in tropical regions of the world. If you look at the supermarkets, particularly those in Western countries, you will most likely see dried dates.
Aside from the sweetness of dates, they are loaded with nutrients, too. They are high in fiber, which is very beneficial for your digestive health as well as blood sugar control. Not only that, dates are also high in disease-fighting antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of various illnesses.
Dessert bars are perfect for weekend get-togethers as well as special occasions, and this Crispy Date Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting recipe will help you make award-winning crispy bars that will satisfy everybody’s sweet tooth.
1/2 c. each softened butter and brown sugar
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. each dates and nuts (chopped)
1/2 c. each butter and white sugar
2 c. rice cereal
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 large egg (well-beaten)
2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 oz. cream cheese
- Mix all the ingredients until crumbly and then press into the bottom of an un-greased 11X7-inch pan. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Combine the sugar, butter, and dates in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Mix about 1/2 cup of the mixture with egg then add back to the pan. Bring to a boil again and remove from heat. Add vanilla, cereal, and nuts, and then spread over crust.
- Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and beat until creamy.
- Frost the bars and cut.
If you are unable to consume all the bars in one day, you can store them in the refrigerator.
With this recipe, you can also utilize pecans, walnuts, or other nuts that you have on hand. Or, if you are not really into nuts, you can skip them altogether.
These Crispy Date Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting are a sure winner. You can have them for dessert or even as a snack, especially if you are traveling. They are sweet and caramelly in flavor. And like what we have said earlier, they are filled with vitamins and minerals. Dates are a healthy alternative to other sweeteners, too.