Stuffed Date Bars
Butter Or Margarine,
Slit the dates (about 8 ozs worth) and stuff with pecan halves; set
aside. In saucepan melt butter or margarine and stir in brown sugar
until well blended. Remove from heat; cool to lukewarm. Blend in
sour cream, eggs, and vanilla; mix thoroughly. Stir together the
flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ginger. Add to sour
cream mixture; mix well. Pour into a greased 13 X 9 X 2-inch baking
pan. Carefully arrange stuffed dates atop batter in lengthwise rows
with 6 stuffed dates in each row. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 to 30
minutes. Cool; cut into bars, allowing 1 date per par. Sift powdered
sugar over the top if desired.
Makes 30 bars.