Nana's Creole Pecan Cake Bars are chewy and delicious. They're a favorite among friends who have eaten them (have offered them to 3 groups with rave reviews). I love them! I used whole wheat pastry flour instead of all purpose, and only had lightly coconut-covered medjool dates on hand (They worked well.) These bars will not need a full 45 minutes to cook in some ovens. It was maybe 35 minutes in mine.