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“This recipe comes intact from Taste of Home's Chocolate Lover's Cookbook, Volume 2, 2003.”
READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
24
YIELD:
24 squares
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, then grease & flour a 13"x9" baking pan.
  2. FOR BASE ~ In a saucepam. combine dates & water. Bring to a low boil, then remove from heat & set aside to cool. Do not drain.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar & shortening.
  4. Add eggs, flour, baking soda & salt, mixing well.
  5. Add dates & mix, then pour into prepared baking pan.
  6. FOR TOPPING ~ Combine the 3 topping ingredients, then sprinkle that mixture over the batter.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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