Chocolate is the secret ingredient in these sweet and easy date bars.
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3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 (8-ounce) package chopped dates
1 ounce semi-sweet baking chocolate
3 cups crisp rice cereal
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine butter, brown sugar, dates, and chocolate in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 8-10 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Stir in all remaining ingredients except powdered sugar.
Pour mixture into lightly greased 9-inch square pan. Let stand 2 hours before cutting.
Cut into 1-inch squares. Roll squares in powdered sugar.
Serve date squares in small (1 5/8-inch) paper or foil cups.
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It's not Christmas without date squares. My family loves them. We give them as gifts for Christmas. In fact, my sister and her family request them every year. It's their favorite holiday treat.
These were great! Fast and easy to make - just as quickly disappeared!