Chewy-Gooey Date Bars
These sumptuous bars can be made within just a few minutes and eaten at home, taken on long hikes or packed into work lunches for an added treat or burst of energy. You won’t even believe these are made of dates!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
Rest Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hr 20 min
Yield: 1 plate of bars
Cooking Hob, Pan, wooden spoon, foil
250g of pitted dates, roughly chopped
1 egg, beaten
½ pack of rich tea biscuits, crushed (can substitute for gluten free biscuits if desired)
Melt the butter and sugar in a medium-large pan over a low heat. Make sure you keep stirring slowly to prevent it from burning. The sugar should dissolve and look frothy.
Add the roughly chopped pitted dates. Stir the mixture slowly until the dates soften and the mixture forms a paste. Take off the heat and very quickly, mix in the beaten egg.
Stir in half a packet of crushed rich tea biscuits.
Pour the mixture onto a piece of foil and flatten evenly into a square shape. You can keep the bars as thick or as thin as you like. I like mine around 2 inches thick.
Cover with foil and let it set for about 2 hours.
Once set, cut into your bars and enjoy with a hot cup of tea or even on your weekend hike!
I like to use medjool dates because of their fleshy fudgy texture. They also melt faster than other dates.