Date Sticks with Lemon Glaze

    50 minutes

    Lemons and dates together are tangy and sweet and very addictive! You can cut the bars into any shape you like, I prefer thin sticks.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1/2 cup (60g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 egg
    • 1/3 cup (90g) white sugar
    • 1 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled
    • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
    • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 cup (185g) icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Sift the flour with baking powder and salt. Set aside.
    2. Beat egg and add sugar slowly. Blend in 1 tablespoon butter or margarine. Stir in dates and nuts. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well.
    3. Pour into a greased 25cm square pan, spreading evenly. Bake at 165 degrees C for 25-30 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack. Spread top with glaze and cut into 24 sticks.
    4. To Make Glaze: Combine 1 tablespoon milk, 1 tablespoon margarine, 1 cup icing sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind. Heat over low heat until well blended. Cool slightly before pouring over biscuits.

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    For our 2nd wedding anniversary, my husband gave me a card that said "we can still have dates" along with a package of dates! I thought, what in the world will I do with these? So tonight, I made this recipe and it turned out great! While I was mixing the ingredients, it seemed too thick, but it actually came out perfect. The best part is the delicious icing. Next time I'll make a double batch. Now I can't wait to offer my husband a date in a bar!  -  05 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    i liked this recipe a lot. the richness of the fruit complements the tart acidity of the lemon. i substituted raisins for dates (plumped them up first by cooking them with enough water to cover on the stove - when the water was all absorbed, i ground them up in the food processor) and they taste great! to make the icing more tart, i left out the milk and added more lemon juice.  -  22 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These are wonderful and easy to make. They are very sweet and addictive. I used a 9X9 pan and cut them into 36 little square pieces. Thank you for the recipe.  -  13 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)