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Date-Orange Bars

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Date-Orange Bars

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  • Yield: 16 bars
  • Bake 30 mins

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 8 - ounce package pitted whole dates, snipped
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Orange Icing (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a medium mixing bowl combine eggs, orange juice, and butter. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in dates and walnuts. Toss lightly with a fork to coat dates and nuts with the flour mixture. Stir in egg mixture until well combined.
  3. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool the bar cookies in the baking pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. If desired, drizzle bars with Orange Icing. Makes 16 bars.

Orange Icing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 - 4 teaspoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed, or orange juice

Directions

  1. In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar and orange juice concentrate, or orange juice. Stir until a drizzling consistency.

Nutrition Facts

(Date-Orange Bars)

carb. (g) 24, pro. (g) 3, calcium (mg) 30, vit. C (mg) 4, Fat, total (g) 11, vit. A (IU) 292, sodium (mg) 168, chol. (mg) 43, cal. (kcal) 192, iron (mg) 1, fiber (g) 2

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