4.83 from 41 votes
Shortcut Apple Pecan Date Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Cooling Time
1 hr
Total Time
40 mins

Shortcut Apple Pecan Date Bars are an easy dessert recipe that's ready for the oven in 10 minutes!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake mix blondies, date bar recipe, date bars
Servings: 20 bars
Calories: 303 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 1 (15.25) package yellow cake mix
  • ¾ c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 t. cinnamon OR apple pie spice
  • ¾ c. butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 c. chopped dates
  • 1 c. chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 13-in x 9-in baking pan.
  3. In large mixing bowl, whisk together cake mix, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Add melted butter and eggs; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.

  5. Stir in apple, dates and pecans.
  6. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or just until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Shortcut Apple Pecan Date Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 229mg10%
Potassium 166mg5%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.