Browned Butter Date & Pecan Bars
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Browned Butter Date & Pecan Bars

Who can resist this rich buttery bar with the addition of dates and pecans and frosted with a browned butter icing.

25
bars
35 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 05 min
TOTAL TIME

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 8-inch square baking pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 5

    Combine cooled browned butter, powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in bowl. Stir in enough milk for desired frosting consistency.

  6. STEP 6

    Spread frosting over cooled bars. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons chopped pecans; gently press into frosting. Cut into bars.

Nutrition

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

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  April 24, 2014

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!

— says Jeanine
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  August 28, 2008

This recipe has a unique and great taste - irresistible!

— says Monika
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