Food For The Gods Recipe (Butterscotch Blondie with Dates and Walnuts!)
I adore Food For The Gods, which is a classic Christmas treat in the Philippines. I’m not exactly sure where the name was derived from, but basically it’s a butterscotch blondie that includes dates and walnuts. It’s made with butter, sugar, and syrup which gives it a thick, chewy butterscotch taste. The walnuts give it a nice crunch and the dates are a sweet bonus. Every Christmas time, I always look forward to it.
I tried various recipes a few times, combining what I saw on the net, and the feedback that I got was that they prefer it to be more dense and chewy, so with some experimenting around arrived with the below recipe.
Dates can sometimes be difficult to find and I think some recipes swap it in for raisins.
I tried this recipe with twice the amount of cinnamon indicated below, and the cinnamon was overpowering — turns out, just 1/4 teaspon will do lol! Warning — these bars are definitely packed with calories and sugar, so don’t take too much! I always use the holidays as an excuse to indulge, though.