Nancy Dunn Bars Recipe

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Nancy Dunn Bars

Annelise Friedman

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@Annelise_Friedman

This recipe comes from the book Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke.


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Rating:

Serves:

10

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

8 oz
chopped pitted dates
1 1/2 c
orange juice
2 1/2 c
flour
1 1/2 c
brown sugar
1/2 tsp
salt
1 1/2 c
soft butter (3 sticks)
2 c
oats
1 1/2 c
shredded coconut
1 c
chopped walnuts or pecans

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2
In a medium sized saucepan, combine the dates and the orange juice; bring mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool.
3
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt.
Cut in the softened butter with a pastry blender until the mixture is crumbly.
4
Stir in the oats, 1 cup coconut, and nuts; mix thoroughly.
5
Grease a 9 X 13 pan. Measure out 4 cups of the oat mixture and set aside.

Press the remaining mixture in the bottom of the baking pan. Spread the date mixture evenly over the crust to within 1/4" of the edges. Sprinkle the remaining mixture over the dates, then sprinkle the 1/2 cup of coconut on the top; pat down gently.
6
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until light golden brown on top. Cool completely in pan on wire rack before cutting into bars.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy