food for the Gods?(dates&walnuts bars)

Yes! you heard it right. Honestly, I don’t know why it’s called food for the Gods but I’ve read that maybe because of the main ingredients which is dates & walnuts which are very costly in Philippines.  Anyway, I admit that this was my first attempt to bake it. And according to my tasters it is indeed a delicious treat. So why don’t you try it:).

My recipe came from Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner

dates and walnuts bar

dates and walnuts bar

dates &walnuts bar

For Toppings: (optional) – I just want my Food for the Gods to be really chunky.
  • 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch pan.
3. Combine the first 4 ingredients. Take ½ cup of flour mixture and dredge the dates.
4. Cream butter and sugar.
5. Add eggs, one a time, and beat well after every addition. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Add the molasses, honey and vanilla extract. Mix well.
6. Fold in dates and nuts into the mixture until well combined.
7. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes.
8. Sprinkle toppings. Lower heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) and bake for 20 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out
9. Cool for about 30 minutes and cut into bars of not more than 2×2 inches in size.