Date-Orange Bars
Recipe from Midwest Living



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Yield: 16 bars
Prep Time: 25 mins
Related Categories: Christmas, Cookies, Desserts
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Ingredients
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    2   
    eggs, slightly beaten
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    1/2  cup 
    orange juice
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    1/2  cup 
    butter, melted
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    1   cup 
    all-purpose flour
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    1/2  cup 
    sugar
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    1   teaspoon 
    baking powder
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1  8  ounce package 
    pitted whole dates, snipped
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    3/4  cup 
    chopped walnuts
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    Orange Icing (optional)
Orange Icing
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    1/2  cup 
    sifted powdered sugar
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    3 - 4   teaspoons 
    frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed, or orange juice


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

Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 192, Fat, total (g) 11, chol. (mg) 43, carb. (g) 24, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 3, vit. A (IU) 291.54, vit. C (mg) 4.13, sodium (mg) 168, calcium (mg) 30.29, iron (mg) 0.72, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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