Date-nut desserts can be cloyingly sweet, but orange juice brightens these simple bars.

Source: Midwest Living
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Date-Orange Bars

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium mixing bowl combine eggs, orange juice, and butter. Set aside.

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  • In a large 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. Add egg mixture; mix well.

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  • Spread batter into a greased 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350° oven about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. If desired, drizzle bars with Orange Icing.

Nutrition Facts (Date-Orange Bars)

192 calories; total fat 11g; cholesterol 43mg; sodium 168mg; carbohydrates 24g; fiber 2g; protein 3g; vitamin a 292IU; vitamin c 4mg; calcium 30mg; iron 1mg.

Orange Icing

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

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