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                             STUFFED DATE BARS
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   30                    Dates -- Large, Slitted
                         Length
   30                    Pecan Halves -- Small
                         -----BARS-----
      1/4   c            Butter Or Margarine -- Melted
    1       c            Brown Sugar -- Packed
      1/2   c            Sour Cream
    2                    Eggs -- Large, Beaten
    1       t            Vanilla
    1       c            Flour -- Unbleached
      1/4   t            Baking Powder
      1/4   t            Baking Soda
      1/4   t            Salt
      1/4   t            Ginger -- Ground
 
   Slit the dates (about 8 ozs worth) and stuff with pecan halves; set aside.
   In saucepan melt butter or margarine and stir in brown sugar until well
   blended.  Remove from heat; cool to lukewarm.  Blend in sour cream, eggs,
   and vanilla; mix thoroughly.  Stir together the flour, baking powder,
   baking soda, salt and ginger.  Add to sour cream mixture; mix well.  Pour
   into a greased 13 X 9 X 2-inch baking pan.  Carefully arrange stuffed
   dates atop batter in lengthwise rows with 6 stuffed dates in each row.
   Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes.  Cool; cut into bars,
   allowing 1 date per par.  Sift powdered sugar over the top if desired.
   
   Makes 30 bars.
  
 
 
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