Orange Walnut Date Bars

Orange Walnut Date Bars Recipe

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prepared by Ruth Norris of The Villages, FL on 3/19/2013


★★★★★ 2 votes

25 Min
30 Min


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  • 1 c
    unsifted flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    soft margarine
  • 3/4 c
    light brown sugar, packed
  • 1
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated orange rind
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange juice
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pitted dates
  • 3/4 c
    coarsely chopped walnuts

  • 1/4 c
    soft margarine
  • 1 tsp
    grated orange rind
  • 1
    egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tsp
    orange juice

How to Make Orange Walnut Date Bars


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, put the margarine and brown sugar and beat with mixer until light and fluffy and then beat in egg, orange rind and orange juice. Add in flour mixture and mix with mixer until smooth and then b eat in dates and walnuts.
  3. Spread evenly in a greased and floured 11 x 7 baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until browned.
    Cream the margarine and add the orange rind, egg yolk, vanilla and beat until well blended. Gradually add 2 cups of confectioners' sugar and beat well. Mix in 2 tsp. orange juice or enough to make of spreading consistency.

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