Nancy Dunn Bars

Nancy Dunn Bars Recipe

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Annelise Friedman


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

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10 Min
35 Min


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


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2In 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.
3In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt.
Cut in the softened butter with a pastry blender until the mixture is crumbly.
4Stir in the oats, 1 cup coconut, and nuts; mix thoroughly.
5Grease 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.
6Bake for 35-40 minutes or until light golden brown on top. Cool completely in pan on wire rack before cutting into bars.

About Nancy Dunn Bars

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