parchment with cooking spray. 2. Stir the sugar into the cooled chocolate mixture. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon just until combined. Stir in vanilla. In a small bowl, stir together the flour and baking powder. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture; stir just until combined. Spread half of the batter evenly in the prepared pan. 3. Bake for 15 minutes or until top begins to firm. Cool 15 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Prepare Date Caramel and carefully spread over brownie layer; top with remaining brownie batter. Sprinkle with pecans. Bake 25 minutes or until brownie is just set. Cool 30 minutes in pan on a wire rack. To serve lift uncut bars out of pan and cut into nine squares. Date Caramel: In a food processor, process pitted Medjool dates and salt until very smooth, adding hot water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until a creamy consistency. Each brownie square contains: 521 calories, 16 g fat, 7 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 76 mg cholesterol, 131 mg sodium, 95 g carbohydrates, 6 g fiber, 72 g sugar, 6 g protein. Daily values: 7% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 6% calcium, 15% iron. Sco�e a Dessert Top it all off with an ooey, gooey, nummy, yummy treat. DATE CARAMEL BROWNIES Who knew dates could be pureed into a smooth caramel-like paste? Enjoy your revelation as a novel filling for decadent brownies. TOTAL TIME 1 hour, plus cooling time • MAKES 9 brownies INGREDIENTS 1⁄4 cup butter 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate chips Non-stick cooking spray 1 1⁄2 cups sugar 3 Fresh Thyme large eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. Fresh Thyme baking powder ½ cup chopped pecans For the Date Caramel: 1 (16 oz.) pkg. pitted Medjool dates 1⁄4 tsp. salt INSTRUCTIONS 1. In a saucepan, stir butter and chocolate chips over low heat until melted and smooth; set aside to cool. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Coat 4. Keep it Warm 6 . Show Your Co�o� s A cooker that plugs into your car adapter keeps the main meal hot and ladle-ready. Now that’s a bowl game. Personalize your parking space. It will help your friends find you and spark game-day spirit. To make this banner, cut cotton triangles in team colors. Lay them back to back. Fold back 1 inch from top; stitch to create pocket. Sew around rest of triangle. Slide cotton twill ribbon through pocket to hang. 5 014-021 Game Day_outlines.indd 21 8/16/17 9:22 AM