I grew up looking forward to eating Food for the Gods at Christmastime. As far as I was concerned, it was tradition. I hadn’t realized that it was only in my part of the world that it was called that. Apparently, in most of the world, these bars are called… Date-Walnut Bars.
Throughout the years, I’ve tried many recipes. Some were too sweet, others were too dry. Still others were too soft. I always go back to the family traditional recipe… which is a family secret.
In any case, I still had to try improving the original. So, taking a leaf from friend T’s book, I added booze! My favorite rum, that is!
Result??? Astounding success!
(pic shows the bars in a box [bottom], and wrapped bars in a treat bag [upper left]. the other treat bag contains wrapped Fruitcake Round Bites [upper right].)