It seems like dried fruit is always front and center this time of year. I enjoy most dried fruits but dates aren’t necessarily one of them. However, they are one of Joe’s favorites and he loves date bars so I thought I would give them a try. He described a soft chewy bar with a bottom crust and date filling, topped with a crumbly streusel. They must have turned out pretty good because he grabbed a bar every time he walked by and gave me a thumbs up with a smile!