This recipe is being shared by my good friend, Barbara Zaugg. Her mother made these for many years while living near Mexico City. We made these a few weeks ago, but they are great for that last minute baking because they are quick and easy.
Date Nut Bars
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 ½ cups dates
2 cups chopped nuts
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat the eggs until frothy, add butter and vanilla.
Mix dry ingredients. Slowly add to the egg mixture.
Spread into a prepared 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan.
Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes.
Cut into 1 inch by 3 inch bars and roll in powder sugar.