• Hi Susan: This post send me right back to my childhood. My mother always made date squares (we called them a “Matrimonial Square”) and I loved them. And my father loved the Fig Newton cookies that were popular back then. So figs and dates have always been welcome in our household.

  • Mmm. Just bought some nice fig rolls and wonders what it would be like to make them. Thanks for a great recipe Susan, especially as you include dry figs as well.

  • Mary Stephenson

    Love date bars, unfortunately I am the only one in my family who does. Need to find some other people who do, so I can find an excuse to make them. Although hubby now likes Christmas cake with dates in, so I can get my date fix!

  • I love fig bars and don’t eat them often enough. I can only imagine how tasty homemade ones are.

  • Catarina Alexon

    Love both figs and dates and cakes with them. Your recipe sounds yummy! If you ever have the chance to try real Saudi Arabian maahmouls you will have another cake with dates you have to figure out an easy recipe for. They are so delicious.

  • Susan — you’ve outdone yourself. So much work, but great results. My husband loved figs. I used to buy him Fig Newtons. Do Millennials have any idea how good figs are or they only for us oldtimers?