Food for the Gods

I have been craving for butterscotch from Iloilo and no luck finding it in any Filipino store around my neighborhood then I remember "Food for the Gods", recipe found in the web.
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.

A date fruit is the product of a date palm, a tree native to Northern Africa and the
Middle East, although it is also cultivated in other parts of the world. In addition to being eaten fresh, the date fruit is dried and eaten whole as a snack or included in an assortment of desserts.

Ingredients:1 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
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
Directions:Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
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.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes.
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.

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