Mom’s Date Nut Bars

Mom’s Date Nut Bars are just the perfect holiday treat.  Perfect for a cookie tray or cookie exchange.  Easy to make, quick to bake and always delicious!  My kind of recipe during this busy season.  Enjoy.


Mom's Date Nut Bars


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8oz package dates, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 heaping cup self-rising flour
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, beat together the eggs and sugar until well blended.  Add the dates, pecans, flour, oil and vanilla extract.  Mix by hand until blended.  Pour into an ungreased 9 x 13 inch baking pan.  Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly golden.  When cool. sift powdered sugar over the top.  Cut into bars.