Recipe by Michele O'Sullivan
"Luxuriously moist, old-fashioned date bars accented with orange peel and a buttery orange frosting."
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1 (8 ounce) package
chopped pitted dates
1 1/4 cups
1 (3 ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 tablespoons
Thanks Michele! These bars were just delicious. The frosting is a big part of their appeal for me. I added Cinnamon, Cardamom, Nutmeg and Cloves to the batter to make them Orange Spice Date Bars.
Excellent flavor and fairly easy to prepare. I have never made or eaten date bars before so I can't say how the date flavor comes through, but I thought they were very tasty as did my whole family. I ommited the orange zest in both the bars and frosting as I just don't care for zest. I increased the amount of OJ in the batter by a couple of tablespoons instead. The batter is very much the consistancy of a thick pancake batter. The recipe didn't state when to add the pecans so I mixed them in last. I put it in a glass pan instead of the jelly roll pan because I think it would have spilled over. The recipe for the frosting makes way too much. Half to 2/3 of the recipe would have been enough. I also added two tablespoons of milk to make it creamy before adding the OJ. These were very good and I will definately make them again.
very nice cake bars but added anise seeds to it which made it very tasty. so thats why i am giving it fours stars, and also had to cut the sugar back to a little more than half.
Very easy. Very Good.
This is to die for good. The cake part is yum by itself, but the frosting takes it from good to amazing. I followed the recipe exactly.
Great recipe! I made it without any sugar by substituting apple juice for the water. I am also gluten free so I used almond meal in place of the flour. It was delicious!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Frosted Orange Date Bars
Serving Size: 1/48 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 48
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 122
** Calories from Fat: 52
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