If you're looking for not-so-traditional flavors in a dessert, you'll love this unique HERSHEY'S Ginger Sesame Nut Squares recipe. These chewy chocolate date bars are somewhere between a brownie and trail mix, packed full of sweet and salty flavors, married together by melted chocolate. These bites are even versatile enough to have as a breakfast treat. We adore how the dates add a sweet chew to the crunch of pistachios and almonds, with a hint of spicy-sweet ginger and toasted sesame seeds. And the whole thing comes together without any baking!
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Butter 8-inch square pan. Line bottom of pan and sides with parchment paper; set aside. Stir together cookies, pecans, pistachios, dates and ginger in large bowl; set aside.
Remove wrappers from chocolate bars; coarsely chop into pieces. Place chocolate bar pieces, butter and honey in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high (100%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at high an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Pour over fruit and nut mixture, stirring to coat well. Add sesame seeds.
Press mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon each of sesame seeds and chopped pistachios over top surface. Cover; refrigerate about 2 hours or until set. Remove from pan; cut into squares. Store bars in refrigerator until just before serving.
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.