Pecan Date Bars

from The Gasparilla Cookbook: Favorite Florida West Coast Recipes


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 package pitted dates, cut up fine
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • powdered sugar, for dusting

Cream butter and sugar, add beaten eggs and milk.  To this mixture add the flour, baking powder, dates and nuts.  Beat well and pour into two 10x6-inch well-greased pans.  Bake in a slow oven (325F) until firm, 30 to 40 minutes.  Cut into narrow bars and roll in powdered sugar.