Food For The Gods


1 1/2 cup butter melted

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup white sugar

4 large eggs

2 tbsp molasses

2 tbsp honey

2 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp brandy(optional)

2 1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cup chopped dates

3/4 cup chopped walnuts

3 tbsp brandy,to soak dates and nuts(optional)

3 tbsp all purpose flour ( from 2 1/2 cup flour)

3/4 cup chocolate chips


Combine dates and walnuts, then soak them in 3 tbsp brandy. Set aside for 3 to 7 hours.

Drain any excess liquid then toss with 3 tbsp of flour taken from 2 1/2 cup flour and in case you don't want to put brandy, then you can just toss dates and walnuts with 3 tbsp flour.

Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a mixer bowl, mix butter and both sugar, brown and white until soft and smooth.

Then add the eggs, one at a time.

Continue mixing and add honey, molasses, vanilla and brandy(optional).

Make sure the ingredients are well combined.

This time add slowly the flour mixture, mix with the use of your spatula.

Mix them gently and make sure its well combined without any bubbles.

Batter should be thick and smooth.

Next add the mixed dates and walnuts and lastly add the chocolate chips.Mix gently.

Transfer the mixture in a greased square baking pan the size of 9x9.

Bake at 350 or 180 for 30 to 40 minutes.

Cool and cut into square bars.

Now you have delicious bars, enjoy!