It is not as chewy as butterscotch but the taste is close enough. Actually my kids like it more and easy to make from scratch.
I played around with the ingredients knowing I have to watch my cholesterol. Instead of using egg I used "egg beaters" and instead of butter I used "I can't believe it's not butter". Zero cholesterol compare to real butter with 30 mg. cholesterol per serving.
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1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 eggs or 3/4 egg beaters
1 cup chopped walnuts
Grease and line a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Combine first 4 ingredients.
Take 1/2 cup of flour mixture and dredge the dates.
Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time,and beat well after every addition.
Gradually stir in flour mixture.
Add dates and walnuts and stir until completely combined.
Lower heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) and bake for 30-40 minutes or until done. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes and cut into bars.
Wrap individually with foil or colored cellophane wrap.