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Calypso Bars

Calypso Bars

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
lynnielyn

lynnielyn

A chocolate date bar. My childhood memories of holidays included these bars from my mother's friend Bernie. Wonderfully rich.

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  • Calories:
  • 222 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.6g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x10-inch baking pan.
  2. Cook and stir dates, chocolate, water, white sugar, and 1/4 cup butter in a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat until melted and thickened, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract. Set aside to cool.
  3. Beat brown sugar and 3/4 cup butter together in a bowl until creamy. Add oats, flour, walnuts, baking soda, and salt; stir until texture is crumbly.
  4. Press half the oat mixture into bottom of the prepared pan. Evenly spread chocolate-date mixture over oat mixture layer; crumble remaining oat mixture over chocolate-date layer.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until topping is lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Cut into 30 small squares.
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Reviews

LadySparkle
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LadySparkle

4/14/2013

Delicious! I had been wanting to make these since the picture was posted. The only change I made was to use brewed coffee in the date/chocolate mixture instead of water. Loved these!

Molly
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Molly

2/23/2013

Finding a large bag of dates in my cupboard, I set out to find something to make with them. Finding this recipe and discovering that the dates were mixed with chocolate, I thought my family would like them as they are not huge date fans. I made as directed, but changed the pan size to 11 x 7 because I did not have an 8 x 10 pan. I also made half the pan with walnuts and the other half without for my son. The results were a nice chewy bar with a crunchy topping. I thoroughly enjoyed the end results, but I love dates. The guys liked them, but kept asking what the middle layer was. I told them “chocolate” but they knew there was something else in there. I just kept them guessing. I thought they were repeat worthy, the guys said “once is enough”.

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