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Delicous Date-Nut and Brown Sugar Bars

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert


  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup dates pitted and finely chopped
  • 1 cup nondairy chocolate chips optional
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut optional
  • Powdered sugar optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, walnuts, cinnamon, cardamom, salt, baking powder, dates, and chocolate chips until well combined. Add applesauce and oil and stir until moistened. Transfer batter to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with coconut and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick entered in the center of the bars comes out clean. Cool for approximately 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool. If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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