Browned Butter Date & Pecan Bars

Browned Butter Date & Pecan Bars
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2 Reviews
Who can resist this rich buttery bar with the addition of dates and pecans and frosted with a browned butter icing.
35 min
Prep Time
1:05
Total Time
25 bars

Ingredients

Bars

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoon
vanilla
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 1/4 cups
all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon
baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
salt
1/2 cup
chopped dates
1/2 cup
chopped pecans

Frosting

1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
2 cups
powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla
2 to 3 tablespoons
milk
2 tablespoons
chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 8-inch square baking pan; set aside.
  2. Melt 1 cup butter in 3-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly and watching closely, 10-15 minutes or until butter just begins to turn golden brown. Immediately remove from heat; cool 5 minutes. Stir in brown sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add flour, baking powder and salt; stir until well mixed. Stir in dates and 1/2 cup pecans.
  3. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until bars are lightly browned and begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely.
  4. Melt 1/4 cup butter in 1-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly and watching closely, 4-6 minutes or until butter just begins to turn golden brown. Immediately remove from heat; cool 5 minutes.
  5. Combine cooled browned butter, powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in bowl. Stir in enough milk for desired frosting consistency.
  6. Spread frosting over cooled bars. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons chopped pecans; gently press into frosting. Cut into bars.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
210
Cholesterol
45mg
Carbohydrates
26g
Protein
2g
Fat
12g
Sodium
135mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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This recipe is one of the best ever! The browned butter frosting complements the dates, pecans and brown sugar perfectly. I'm bringing them to church fellowship. Thank you!

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This recipe has a unique and great taste - irresistible!

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