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Frosted Orange Date Bars

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"Luxuriously moist, old-fashioned date bars accented with orange peel and a buttery orange frosting."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings
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  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, 1/2 cup butter, water and dates. Cook, stirring frequently until dates have softened and the mixture is well blended. Remove from heat. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the date mixture, then mix in the 1/4 cup orange juice, milk, eggs and 1 tablespoon orange zest. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. To make the frosting, combine the confectioners' sugar, 1/3 cup butter, cream cheese and orange zest. Beat until smooth. Gradually mix in the remaining orange juice a tablespoon at a time until the icing is spreadable. Spread over the bars when cool. Cut into squares.
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Nov 08, 2006

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.

 
Jan 08, 2006

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.

 
Aug 27, 2010

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.

 
Dec 21, 2005

Very easy. Very Good.

 
Jan 25, 2010

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.

 
Mar 22, 2011

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!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 122 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 77 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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