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Cherry Date Sparkle Bars

Cherry Date Sparkle Bars

This sinfully rich filling of dates, cherries and pecans tops a pie like crust for an irresistible bar.

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15 min
Prep Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time


Crumb Mixture

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/4 cup sugar


3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup chopped dates

1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup halved maraschino cherries, drained

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. 

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all crumb mixture ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press crumb mixture onto bottom of 8-inch square baking pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup flour, eggs, vanilla, baking powder and salt in same bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in all remaining ingredients by hand.

  4. STEP 4

    Pour mixture over hot, partially baked crust. Continue baking 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Cool completely; cut into bars. Store refrigerated..

Nutrition (1 bar)

100 Calories
4.5 Fat (g)
20 Cholesterol (mg)
55 Sodium (mg)
14 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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