Sticky Toffee Date Bar


Sticky Toffee Date Bar is a delicious and indulgent dessert that is perfect for any occasion. These bars are made with a base of soft and chewy dates and are topped with a sticky toffee sauce and a sprinkle of chopped nuts. They are then baked to perfection, creating a warm and comforting treat that is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth cravings. Sticky Toffee Date Bar is easy to follow and can be made with simple ingredients that are readily available at most supermarkets. They are perfect for parties, events, or as a special treat for any occasion. The combination of the sweet dates and sticky toffee sauce creates a balance of flavours that will leave you wanting more.

Sticky Toffee Date Bars

I first made these bars many many moons ago in an effort to finish up the leftover dates after Ramadan. After the first bite the vote was unanimous, this was a keeper and needed to be made weekly! 
A few pointers for this recipe
Make sure to use a tiny amount flaky sea salt on the top. It’s a total game changer. I use the Maldon brand. 
When baking it’s always best to let your eggs come to room temperature before using them. 
Use good quality dates. I use the Ziyad brand. Their mejdool dates are by far the best! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Mediterranean


  • 2 cups of pitted mejdool dates
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • Boiling water (only enough to just cover the dates) I used almost a cup
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • For the toffee
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar 
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • Flaky sea salt


  • Place your pitted dates in a bowl and sprinkle with the baking soda. Cover with boiling water and set aside.
  • Beat the butter and white sugar till pale and then add 1 egg at a time. Scrape the sides and mix till incorporated. Now add the date mixture along with the water it’s soaking in and heat it in. Once it’s mixed well, add the flour a little at a time. 
  • Place in a prepared baking pan and bake at 350 till done. Make sure you preheat the oven. 
  • While that’s baking, heat the butter and brown sugar. Stir constantly. When it reaches a boil keep stirring for a few minutes and add the cream. Stir constantly till it’s well incorporated. Pour over your cooled and cut date bars and sprinkle with sea salt. 
  • Enjoy and don’t forget to rate this recipe ❤️
Keyword Bakery, Dessert

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