Sunday, September 02, 2007

Got-A-Hot-Date Bars

These are yummy, from Diane Mott Davidson's book Sweet Revenge

1/2 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup raisins
2 tablespoons buttermilk
2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter, room temperature
2 cups of brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup Heath Toffee Chips

preheat oven to 325. Butter a 9x13 pan.

In a small saucepan, place the dates, raisins, and buttermilk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then romce and put mixture into shallow bowl to cool.

Beat butter till creamy, add brown sugar and beat for 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla. Mix in flour mixture, date mixture, chocolate chips, and heath chips with spatula. Place into buttered pan and smooth over.

Bake at 325 for 40 minutes. Cool and cut.

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