Hello, it’s been a while.
I haven’t blogged in quite some time. I was busy, trying other projects and other avenues in life.
Our twenties are a difficult time, at least that is what I have found. We’re trying to figure it all out; it being every aspect of our adult livelihood. Career is a tricky one, and that is something that I am still working on. But, you know what it’s okay. In the process of figuring it out, I am learning more about myself and the type of life that I would like to live. I am trying to understand what my true values are, which is tricky. Though I am closing in on my thirties, I am enjoying this process. Even in it’s most stressful moments, I know each experience I have will only help in my growth as a person. As I continue to analyze the next step in my career path, I came to realize how much I love to do this and how much I enjoy creating recipes and sharing them with the online world. So, here I am and here I will stay.
Enough about the serious stuff and more about these delicious date bars.
We had a package of walnuts that needed to be used ASAP. As many of you bakers and health enthusiasts may know, nuts become rancid when stale due to their fatty oils. So, alas I decided I needed to bake. I had a jar of pitted dates in the pantry, so I went to work collaborating this cookie recipe. And, guess what? I nailed it on the first go-around.
These date bars entail a delicious blend of nutty walnut flavor, subtle sweetness, and a warming oomph of cinnamon. They are not overly sweet, which I like. And they seemed to be a hit with everyone who tried them. They remind me of oatmeal raisin cookies, but upgraded with a healthy dose of walnuts and dates. A full recipe of these bars will generally give you about 24 good sized bars, but you can cut them however you would like. I definitely suggest making these!
Looking for more delicious cookie bar goodness?
Try these lemon bars