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      Title: Stuffed Date Bars
 Categories: Bar cookies Cookies Travel Desserts  
   Servings:  8
 
      30 ea Dates; Large, Slitted Length 
      30 ea Pecan Halves; Small 
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     1/4 c  Butter Or Margarine; Melted 
       1 c  Brown Sugar; Packed 
     1/2 c  Sour Cream 
       2 ea 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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