Occasionally my mother would make date squares when I was a child. I never really liked them then but I have learned to love them as an adult. Filled with oatmeal and sweet dates the squares are filling and tasty at the same time. Try one as a mid afternoon snack to get you through the day.
At this time of year I like to take picnics out and explore my home town. It’s great to have something sweet to finish off the meal. Peanut Chip bars are sweet and nutty and filled with chocolate chips. Their soft and moist but firm enough that they won’t disintegrate in your picnic basket.
For a change try using butterscotch chips in place of the chocolate.
Maple and walnuts create a taste sensation in this recipe. Try adding chocolate chips for a richer taste.
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup safflower oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup chopped walnuts
Add mixed dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix just until blended. Spoon into an oiled pan using a spatula to even out mixture. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.
A light dessert that is filled with strawberry flavor. It’s great on hot summer days and the recipe is sure to please all members of the family.
1 cup sifted flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup melted butter
Stir ingredients together and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes stirring occasionally to make crumble. Make sure the pan is shallow. Remove from oven and sprinkle in a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan. Set aside.
2 egg whites
1 cup sugar
2 cups sliced strawberries
2 tbsp lemon juice
Combine in a large bowl and beat at high speed until stiff peaks appear. This will take about 10 minutes.
1 cup whipped whipping cream.
Fold in whipped cream to egg white mixture. Spoon over crumbs. Freeze for 6 hours and cut into squares. Trim with strawberries.