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Here, graham cracker crumbs, dates and nuts are folded into beaten eggs and sugar to make a wonderfully chewy bar that's much lighter than traditional recipes.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1996


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45 mins


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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Coat an 8-by-12-inch or 7-by-11-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  • Stir together coffee powder and vanilla in a large bowl until the powder dissolves. Add sugar, eggs, egg white and salt and beat with an electric mixer on high speed until thick and pale, about 2 minutes. Fold in graham cracker crumbs, dates and pecans. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan; smooth the top.

  • Bake the bars until the top feels dry and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes.

  • Let cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. If desired, dust lightly with confectioners' sugar.


Make Ahead Tip: The bars will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

To turn graham crackers into graham crumbs, use a food processor or place the crackers in a large ziplock plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin.

Nutrition Facts

153 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 26.1g; dietary fiber 1.3g; sugars 17.8g; fat 4.7g; saturated fat 0.6g; cholesterol 24.8mg; vitamin a iu 39IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 24.2mcg; calcium 19.6mg; iron 0.8mg; magnesium 14.1mg; potassium 99mg; sodium 113.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat