Date Recipes

Naturally sweet and rich in fiber, dates are a healthy alternative sweetener for baking recipes. Try our recipes with dates, from classic date bars and desserts to breakfast recipes with dates to middle eastern recipes with dates.

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Pistachio and Date Ricotta Crostini

My husband and I regularly have date night at home where we make a four-course meal. For appetizers, I like to keep things simple but dressed up. I’ve found that making a special appetizer helps transform the atmosphere into a fancy meal. We’ve grown to really cherish these long and luxurious evenings together in our living room. Fresh figs can be used in lieu of dates if that's what you have on hand! —Kristin Bowers, Gilbert, Arizona

Chocolate Date Squares

"My mother-in-law used to send these moist bars to my husband when he was in the Army," relates field editor...


Walnut Date Spread

"Wanting to bring a different kind of sandwich to a meeting, I experimented with various spreads. This fruit and nut...


Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Date-Bacon Jam

This sandwich doubles up on melty cheese, but the star of the show is the sweet and salty date-bacon jam....


Apricot Date Squares

Memories of her mom's fruity date bars inspired Shannon Koene of Blacksburg, Virginia to create this wonderful recipe. “I've had...

Best Date Bars

Date recipes are some of my favorite desserts to cook. These date bars are very easy to bake, and one...


Chewy Date Nut Bars

You'll need just six ingredients, including a convenient boxed cake mix, to bake up these chewy bars chock-full of walnuts...