Date Caramel Bars

A rich cakey base with a sweet caramel icing.

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Prep Time: 40 mins Servings: 16
  • 1 cup dates, chopped

  • 60g soft butter or margarine spread

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 packet Edmonds Moist Chocolate Cake Mix

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ICING:

    1 cup brown sugar

  • 25g butter

  • 2 Tbsp milk

  • 1 cup icing sugar

  • 1. Preheat oven to 160˚C. Grease a 20 × 30cm shallow tin.

  • 2. Put dates, butter and milk in a medium saucepan. Gently heat until butter has melted. Cool. 

  • 3. Add cake mix and eggs to dates, beating well to combine. Pour mixture into the tin. 

  • 4. Bake for 20 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Leave to cool.

  • 5. To make icing put brown sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan. Cook over a gentle heat, stirring constantly until sugar has dissolved. 

  • 6. Remove from heat and sift in icing sugar, mixing to a smooth paste. If necessary, add more milk to a give a spreading consistency. Spread slice with icing.  

  • 7. When icing is almost set cut into bars with a hot knife. Set aside until cold.

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