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Roasted Cinnamon Date Bars

Its Dessert Week at iambaker! This week I am sharing five incredible and unique fall desserts that are a perfect alternative to pumpkin pie and would be an ideal addition to any Thanksgiving gathering!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Roasted Cinnamon Date Bars
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection Roasted Saigon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection Roasted Ground Ginger
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 ounces pitted dates chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, roasted cinnamon and roasted ginger in medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Beat granulated sugar and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes or until thickened. Add flour mixture; beat on low speed until well mixed. Stir in dates and nuts. Spoon evenly into foil-lined 13x9-inch baking pan.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan on wire rack. Sift confectioners’ sugar over top. Cut into bars.